Intel went in full gear for launch for their next-gen X299 platform. The new platform will be launched next month but it looks like the company is going to unveil its latest chips at a grand event on 12th of the June.
It is Intel, not the AMD who will be showcasing next Gen HEDT hardware following year’s PC Gaming Show – X299 Platform, Kaby Lake X CPUs and much much more.
It’s Intel, Not AMD, who will be showcasing Next-Gen HEDT Hardware at This Year’s PC Gaming Show – X299 Platform, Kaby Lake X CPUs, and More
Unlike the last two shows, this event aka PC Gaming Show will be hosted with the mutual collaboration between PCGamer and this event will focus several high-end desktop technologies which are under development and will be available for gamers and professional PC users soon.
SEE ALSO: Intel X299 HEDT Platform For Skylake X and Kaby Lake X Launches on 26th June
The official date of the event is expected to be 12th of the June followed by market availability of the Intel X299 NDA by 26th June. There is also Kaby Lake X and Sky Lake X processors which will be unveiled on the same day, However, their market availability is not yet decided.
PC Gamer presents the PC Gaming Show powered by Intel, the third annual event for PC gaming at E3, returns in 2017 as part of the official E3 conference schedule. With new headline sponsor Intel, the PC Gaming Show will take place live from The Theater at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday, June 12 at 10 am PDT. The event will showcase exclusive announcements, trailers, and discussion from many of the most exciting developers and projects on the platform. Once again, proceedings will be hosted by PC fan-favorite, Sean “Day” Plott. via PC Gaming Show
While the event is still a month away from first X299 motherboard reveal the MSI and AORUS have given us a little glimpse of their upcoming products the MSI X299 motherboard being teased feature a very high-end fully blackboard design. This motherboard carries lot’s of LEDs for RGB and we can clearly see an extension of PCB cover running under LGA 2066 socket. Four PCI-e-3.0 X16 slots are there which are ideally spaced to support up quad-way CrossFireX and SLI graphic cards.
This motherboard will also have three M.2 slots all of them will carry M.2 shields from MSI. Two of the M.2 slots are full length while one in middle is the half length. The MSI Audio Boost IV powers of the audio while there is 6Pin power connector on top of the PCI-e Slot which adds additional power to board when running multiple graphics.
Let’s see what we have in AOURS X299 motherboard and how it looks like – it is supposed to feature several PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots to carry an abundance of PCI-e lanes featured on Skylake X processors. The large AORUS logo is seen on the heatsink that will cover X299 PCH. AORUS is also using their own exclusively designed M.2 Thermal Gaurd for an M.2 drive with cooling and protection under heavy loads. AORUS is also using a metallic cover on M.2 slots which will add nice additional durability to the board.
Intel Kaby Lake-X Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K Specs:
|CPU Name||Intel Core i5-7600K||Intel Core i5-7640K||Intel Core i7-7700K||Intel Core i7-7740K|
|Base Clock||3.8 GHz||4.0 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.2 GHz||4.0 GHz+||4.5 GHz||4.5 GHz|
|L3 Cache||6 MB L3||6 MB L3||8 MB L3||8 MB L3|
|Memory Support||DDR4 Dual Channel||DDR4 Quad Channel||DDR4 Dual Channel||DDR4 Quad Channel|
|Socket Type||LGA 1151||LGA 2066||LGA 1151||LGA 2066|
|Price||$242 US||TBD||$339 US||TBD|
Intel HEDT Processor Families:
|Intel HEDT Family||Ivy Bridge-E||Haswell-E||Broadwell-E||Skylake-X||Kaby Lake-X||Coffee Lake-X|
|Flagship SKU||Core i7-4960X||Core i7-5960X||Core i7-6950X||Core i7-7000||Core i7/i5-7000 Series||Core i7-8000 series|
|Clock Speeds||3.60/4.00 GHz||3.00/3.50 GHz||3.00/3.50 GHz||TBD||4.20/4.50 GHz||TBD|
|Max Cache||15 MB L3||20 MB L3||25 MB L3||TBD||8 MB L3||TBD|
|Max PCI-Express Lanes||40 Gen3||40 Gen3||40 Gen3||44 Gen3||16 Gen3||TBD|
|Chipset Compatiblity||X79 Chipset||X99 Chipset||X99 Chipset||X299||X299||TBD|
|Socket Compatiblity||LGA 2011||LGA 2011-3||LGA 2011-3||LGA 2066||LGA 2066||LGA 2066?|
|Launch||Q3 2013||Q3 2014||Q2 2016||Q2 2017||Q2 2017||August 2017?|
|Launch Price||$999 US||$1059 US||$1700 US||~$1500 US||$350+?||TBD|
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