Tuesday April 11, 2017

Intel's Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X Rumored to Arrive Ahead of Schedule

Originally pegged for August, Intel's next offerings in its high-end desktop line may now be debuting more than a month sooner, between June 19 and July 9. The company should be showing these off at Computex, which kicks off May 30. I wonder what could have prompted this?

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The folks over at BenchLife have some juicy tidbits about Intel's purported X299 platform, along with a little data on the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs that will supposedly go with it. According to the site's sources, the new chipset and its accompanying processors have been rescheduled to launch more than a month before their original launch date. If this new data is accurate, Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X are set to launch at some point between the 25th and 27th weeks of 2017. That's toward the end of June or the beginning of July, quite a step forward from what BenchLife believes was originally an August launch window.