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Intel's X299 platform to support Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X

Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X will be on LGA 2066 socket, X299 chipset from Intel
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Nov 1, 2016 11:41 pm

Intel's next-gen LGA 2066 socket has been detailed, with a tease of the upcoming Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors, which will arrive in the second half of 2017.




Both of the new CPUs will support quad-channel DDR4, and while the Kaby Lake-X processors will take care of the mid/high-end markets, the Skylake-X is going to be a new beast. Intel's Skylake-X processor will be a huge 10-core/20-thread processor with undefined clock speeds for now, and 13.75MB of L3 cache.


Not only that, but Skylake-X is expected to support 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes for multi-GPU/enthusiast systems with add-on cards for RAID, 10GbE, etc. The Kaby Lake-X PCH itself has 24 PCIe 3.0 lanes, 10 x USB 3.0, and 8 x USB 2.0 - but the price of the Skylake-X is expected to reach around $1500, or more.


Both the new Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors will be made on Intel's fresh 14nm process, with the Kaby Lake-X chips hitting a TDP of 112W, while Skylake-X ramps up to 140W. We'll be keeping a close eye on any news surrounding the next-gen processors, so stay tuned to TweakTown.


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