Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to new LGA 2066 socket

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs are rumored to be launching on Intel’s LGA 2066 socket in Q3-Q4 2017 with more PCIe lanes and 4 to 10 core CPU models.

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs

According to the slide both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X are to be launching at the same time, with Kaby Lake-X in a Quad core CPU variant and Skylake-X for larger 6-10 core CPUs. Just like LGA 2011 Intel’s upcoming LGA 2066 socket is said to be used for 3 years and will be replaced by a new socket in 2020. Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs 1

The Kaby Lake-X will be very similar to mainstream Kaby Lake-S, with 16x PCIe 3.0 lanes and a lower TDP of 112W, but without integrated graphics. Skylake-X will be similar to Broadwell-E with 6 core to 10 core with higher 44 or 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes depending on model with 140W TDP. But what confusing is the memory support, Kaby Lake-X CPU only support dual channel memory, whereas the Skylake-X CPUs will support Quad-channel memory. So how it will implant in a quad-channel motherboard and what kind of capacity will support if it only has dual channel memory.

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