Previously rumoured for release at Gamescom in August the X299 platform from Intel may be coming sooner than expected. Benchlife however claims this is going to happen by Computex this year – and they have some very good reasons for doing so. The event is going to be held from May 31 to June 3, and it looks like Intel is planning on launching the brand new Basin Falls X299 platform at that time.
Skylake-X and Kabylake-X processors should go into production in late June. Since this is pretty much the same time at Computex it is with fair reason that Intel will announced X299. We also expect to see a good showcase of motherboards from various manufacturers.
The initial launch lineup will include at least four SKUs that will make their way to the X299 platform. All processors will utilize the 14nm process node, however, the Kabylake-X chips may have a slight edge due to the process optimizations. This would result in better clock speeds with reduced power consumption, adding to the efficiency.
The four SKUs will include a 10 core, 8 core, 6 core and 4 core model. The 10, 8 and 6 core models will be based on Skylake architecture, while the 4 core model will be based on Kabylake architecture. However all the chips that use the LGA 2066 socket will be marketed as the Core i7-7000 series processors.
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