Details of Intel's high-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X leaked
Intel’s current Xtreme Broadwell-E CPU has only been around for less than a year, but details for the its upcoming high-end desktop Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs have already surfaced on the internet.
According to a couple of sources, it is very likely that Intel’s next-generation Xtreme CPUs will be announced during the annual Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, that is happening in August.
There will be four Core i7-7000 SKUs, and each SKU will be categorized into 10-core, 8-core, 6-core, and 4-core models. Specifically, the first three will be based on the Skylake architecture, while the 4-core variant will be based on the Kaby Lake architecture. All of the Skylake-X based CPUs will feature a rated TDP of 140W, while the Kaby Lake-X CPU will have a TDP of 112W.
One other interesting (yet odd) fact is that all the four CPUs are not ‘X’ series CPUs, but are instead ‘K’ series CPUs. Nevertheless, Intel has mentioned that its Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X will support its new X299 platform, and is centered around the LGA2066 socket. The X299 chipset will also offer up to 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes, as well as access to quad channel memory with native speeds of DDR4-2667MHz.