Intel rumored to launch Skylake-X and their X299 chipset at Gamescom 2017

According to Benchlife, Intel is not ready to release their upcoming Skylake-X series CPUs at Computex 2017, with the company delaying the release of their new processors and X299 chipset in Gamescom 2017 which will take place between August 22nd and 26th.

The Intel’s new X299 platform will support both Intel’s Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X series CPUs on Intel’s LGA 2066 socket. The Skylake-X will come in 10-core, 8-core, and 6-core variants, with Kaby lake-X coming with high TDP quad-core parts. Skylake-X will have a TDP of 140W whereas Kaby Lake X will come with a TDP of 112W. The new Intel’s LGA2066/X299 platform will support up to four channels of DDR4 memory with 2667MHz speeds, though it is expected that these new processors can handle faster 3200MHz and above memory speeds with ease.

As of now, we don’t know the full specifications of Intel’s Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs, but Skylake-X is expected to have additional PCIe lanes compared to current Broadwell-E processors.

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