Intel have reportedly moved up the launch of Skylake-X and Coffee Lake

Intel have reportedly moved up the launch of Skylake-X and Coffee Lake

Intel have reportedly moved up the launch of Skylake-X and Coffee Lake

Intel have reportedly moved up the launch of Skylake-X and Coffee Lake

 
Intel has reportedly moved up the launch of Skylake-X and Coffee Lake, with plans to launch X299 at Computex.
 
According to Digitimes' sources in Taiwan, Skylake-X will be launched two months earlier than expected, with Coffee Lake coming in August 2017 instead of January 2018, attributing this early launch to the competitiveness of AMD's new Ryzen architecture. 


Both of these new CPU architectures will be based on Intel's latest 14nm processing node, with Intel planning to accelerate the development and production capability of their upcoming 2nd generation 10nm manufacturing process. 

  

Intel have reportedly moved up the launch of Skylake-X and Coffee Lake

 

These new reports line up with previous rumours that Intel was moving up the launch of their Skylake-X launch, though these rumours made no mention of Intel's Coffee Lake series of CPUs.

Intel's Skylake-X series of CPUs will come with between six and ten CPU cores, with support for quad-channel DDR4 2667MHz memory out of the box, which is an improvement over Broadwell-E's support of quad-channel 2400MHz memory.  Hopefully, this will allow Skylake-X to support higher memory speeds though overclocking, allowing speeds of 3200MHz and over to easily be supported. 

Kaby-Lake X will be coming in quad-core models, with TDPs of 112W and no iGPU components, this CPU will be limited to dual-channel memory support and up to 16x PCIe 3.0 lanes from the CPU.  

  

Intel's X299 series of CPUs/motherboards may launch sooner than expected

  

At this time the exact clock speeds of Intel's upcoming X299 CPUs are unknown, though they are likely to be higher than Intel's current Broadwell-E offerings. 

The largest changes that Skylake-X will offer is an increase in motherboard/platform features, supporting more PCIe lanes through the chipset and their DMI interface, like Intel's current Z170 and Z270 motherboard offerings. 

  

You can join the discussion on Intel's accelerating the launch of their next-generation CPUs on the OC3D Forums.

 

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20-04-2017, 05:44:33

Avet
This is good. AMD is finally back, and Intel and Nvidia are slightly panicking. I hope the prices will be coming down for new products.Quote

20-04-2017, 06:06:35

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
This is good. AMD is finally back, and Intel and Nvidia are slightly panicking. I hope the prices will be coming down for new products.
Although we would all love to see that, I doubt Intel will drop prices because a lot of people will see the Intel name and shell out whatever for it.Quote

20-04-2017, 06:27:35

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
Although we would all love to see that, I doubt Intel will drop prices because a lot of people will see the Intel name and shell out whatever for it.
Intel will just release something that's faster on a new socket, claim the lead and then charge the prices they have been for ages.

Lower end chips will drop slightly I would imagine, but knowing Intel they will just discontinue the slower older ones and launch new ones.

Intel did the exact same thing through the Athlon years. Their chips were slower, more power hungry, needed expensive RAM (RDRAM) and more expensive yet they still stayed afloat.Quote

20-04-2017, 06:31:14

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Intel will just release something that's faster on a new socket, claim the lead and then charge the prices they have been for ages.

Lower end chips will drop slightly I would imagine, but knowing Intel they will just discontinue the slower older ones and launch new ones.

Intel did the exact same thing through the Athlon years. Their chips were slower, more power hungry, needed expensive RAM (RDRAM) and more expensive yet they still stayed afloat.
Exactly, like I said, they know people will still buy them because it's Intel and Intel can't do no wrong. As my saying goes: A socket change a year keeps the proletariat in fear Quote

20-04-2017, 08:11:42

Avet
But with this Ryzen launch I hope Intel will have lower price for 6900K replacement. I am aiming for a nice music production rig this year, and 6900K is perfect for what i need but the price is just off. Unlike for other production stuff Ryzen is miles behind Intel for music. Current price for X CPUs is ridiculous. Yes 6900K is better than 6850K, but it is not 350€ better.Quote
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