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Intel to unveil Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X at Gamescom 2017

Intel is expected to announce its new Skylake-X enthusiast refresh at Gamescom in August 2017

By Derek Strickland on Dec 12, 2016 04:11 pm CST - 1 min, 6 secs reading time

Intel's high-end next-generation enthusiast Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs are expected for a reveal in Q3 2017, with Digitimes reporting Intel will showcase the new chips at Gamescom 2017 in Germany.

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Both Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X extreme CPUs will be a 14nm refresh of the current Broadwell-E series built on the new X299 chipset, with the new enthusiast line being called Basin Falls. Skylake-X is expected to come in 6, 8 and 10-core variants possibly with up to 4.3GHz and 20-threads, Turbo Boost 3.0 support, 140W TDP, and 13.75MB L3 cache.

Kaby Lake-X is expected to come in only 4-core variants with 8MB CPU L3 cache, 112W TDP, and only Turbo Boost 2.0 support.

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As Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X chips will use a new LGA2066 socket with 2066 pins, enthusiasts will be forced to buy new motherboards to use the CPUs.

Gamescom will be held on August 26, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

Derek Strickland

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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