Intel X299 HEDT Platform For Skylake X and Kaby Lake X Launches on 26th June

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According to recent information made available to the internet the Intel X299 HEDT platform launch schedule. The Intel X299 platform will feature support for next-gen Kaby Lake X and Sky Lake X processors.

Intel X299 HEDT Platform Launch Schedule Confirmed – New Enthusiast Family For Skylake X and Kaby Lake X Processors

From the details we have compiled it seems like Intel is preparing for big launch of their next-gen high-end desktop platform for consumers, named as X299, this platform will feature support for upcoming processor families codenamed Skylake X and Kaby Lake X and will be available in various SKUs and hit the retail store on 26th of the June.

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Intel also plans to announce their HEDT X299 platform on 30th of May at Computex. This launch will include a full showcase of details and prices on new processors while the Intel board partners will be ready for several X299 chipset based motherboard for enthusiasts. This motherboard will also be shown at Computex 2017.

SEE ALSO: Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Gets Overclocked Beyond 7GHz

Once the announcement is made the NDA for reviews and press information will be the exact date for NDA is 16th of the June and buyers will have to wait till 26th of June to get the product in their hands. The launch would be global and several products, including processors and motherboards, will be available to purchase from retail outlets.

Intel Skylake X Processor Family For Intel X299 Platform Details:

Intel Kaby Lake X

The Skylake X family, in particular, will feature five SKUs that include a 12 core, 10 core, 8 core and a 6 core model. The 10, 8 and 6 core models will be based on the Skylake architecture. All Skylake-X chips will feature a rated TDP of 140W and we can expect clock speeds north of the 3.0 GHz range and boosts of 4.0 GHz+ on the 6 core and 8 core chips. The 12 core chip will be the new flagship and will come with higher PCIe lanes with faster memory support.

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Intel’s new X299 chipset will be the latest PCH to support the enthusiast processors. The X299 platform will be centered around the LGA 2066 socket which will be compatible with at least two generations of processors. In specs, the X299 chipset offers up to 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes. The chip also offers up to quad channel memory with speeds up to DDR4-2667 MHz (native). Kaby Lake-X series processors will only support dual channel RAM but will stick to the native speeds of 2667 MHz.

The Basin Falls PCH also offers 10 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0 ports, SATA 3.0, and Intel LAN (Jacksonville PHY) controllers. Additional features include Enhanced SPI, SPI, LPC, SMBus and HD audio which are integrated underneath its hood.

SEE ALSO: Intel Kaby Lake Core i3, i5, i7 release date, price and specs

Intel Kaby Lake X Processor Family For Intel X299 Platform Details

The Intel Kaby Lake X processor lineup is a new entrant to the HEDT landscape. The two processors that are featured in this lineup are quad cores. The Core i7 7740K and Core i5 7640K will be available under a price tag of $400 US.

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The general aim of these processors is to provide users an incentive to upgrade to the HEDT platform without burning a lot of cash. Users can go the mainstream route with the current Kaby Lake S family but for those who want to upgrade to a higher end processor can go for a Kaby Lake X CPU and later purchase a 6, 8, 10 or 12 core processor.

Intel Kaby Lake-X Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K Specs:

CPU NameIntel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7640KIntel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-7740K
CPU Process14nm+14nm+14nm+14nm+
Cores/Threads4/44/44/84/8
Base Clock3.8 GHz4.0 GHz4.2 GHz4.2 GHz
Boost Clock4.2 GHz4.0 GHz+4.5 GHz4.5 GHz
L3 Cache6 MB L36 MB L38 MB L38 MB L3
Memory SupportDDR4 Dual ChannelDDR4 Quad ChannelDDR4 Dual ChannelDDR4 Quad Channel
Socket TypeLGA 1151LGA 2066LGA 1151LGA 2066
TDP91W112W91W112W
Price$242 USTBD$339 USTBD

For multitasking workloads, users can purchase the high-end 6,8,10 and 12 core Skylake X processors which will be available around the same time. Just recently, it was leaked that the Skylake X processors lineup would feature a massive 12 core, 24 thread juggernaut processor. The Core i7 6950X is still the flagship chip when it comes to HEDT processors so we can’t wait to see what the new 12 core part has stuffed under its hood.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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