It seems that Intel is having a hard time keeping its slides from being leaked. This time round, a leak has surfaced showing major specifications of its upcoming Sklylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors that are slated to release in Q3 2017.
The least powerful processor of the two would be the Kaby Lake-X processor. According to sources, the Kaby Lake-X processor will feature a maximum of four CPU cores and eight threads. In addition, the highest L3 (level 3) cache size for this processor would be 8MB. Besides that, the Kaby Lake X processor is said to have a TDP (thermal design power) of 112W.
Next up is the significantly more powerful Skylake-X processor. Like the recently released Brodwell-E family of processors, the Skylake-X processor will exist in three different SKU configurations: six, eight, and ten CPU cores along with a maximum thread count of 20. That said, unlike the Kaby Lake-X processor, the Skylake-X processor will have a L3 cache of 13.75MB and a TDP of 140W.
That said, there’s one particular detail that one has to know about both aforementioned processors: they will be based on the Basin Falls-X platform; which means that there would be a socket change. The new socket based on the Basin Falls-X platform would be the LGA 2066 CPU socket (Intel Socket R4?) – 55 more pins compared to the LGA2011 socket.
As with any other leak that we’ve reported before this, we advice our readers to take this one with a grain of salt; because there’s still a long way to go before both the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors will be released, which means that there could likely be changes made to them by Intel.