It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer before the release of Intel’s Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors. According to a report by Benchlife, Intel will most likely be launching both aforementioned lineup of processors and the new X299 chipset (LGA2066) in August – previous rumours predicted an earlier release in May, during Computex 2017.
The tech site went on to say that the most probable event for Intel to release its Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors would be at Gamescom 2017, which is taking place towards the end of August 2017. Interestingly, besides mentioning the probable release date, Benchlife has also detailed several key specification of Intel’s upcoming ‘supercharged’ processors.
First up is the Skylake-X family of processors. According to the tech site, Intel will be releasing three Skylake-X SKUs, which will include a six-core, eight-core, and ten-core CPUs. These CPUs are said to come with a TDP rating of 140W. In addition, Skylake-X processors are also rumoured to be equipped with more PCIe lane support compared to older Haswell-E and Broadwell-E CPUs.
Meanwhile, it seems that Intel may only decide to unveil one Kaby Lake-X SKU in August. The processor is rumoured to be a quad-core CPU that’ll be based on the new 14nm manufacturing process. Due to the efficiency of having a smaller chip, the Kaby Lake-X processor will most likely come with a low TDP – which currently is predicted to be around 112W.
Regardless, as with any other rumours and leaks about Intel’s upcoming processors, it’s wise to take this one with a grain of salt, folks. That said, 2017 is shaping up to be one very, very interesting year for CPUs, because both Intel and AMD are expected to offer big things this year.