Intel X299 HEDT Platform With Kaby Lake X CPUs To Be Unveiled at PC Gaming Show on 12th June – First X299 Motherboards Teased by AIBs

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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

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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

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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[9]” Plott. via PC Gaming Show

Intel X299 Motherboard Teasers From Various MSI and AORUS

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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.

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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.

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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 NameIntel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7640KIntel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-7740K
CPU Process14nm+14nm+14nm+14nm+
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
Price$242 USTBD$339 USTBD

Intel HEDT Processor Families:

Intel HEDT FamilyIvy Bridge-EHaswell-EBroadwell-ESkylake-XKaby Lake-XCoffee Lake-X
Process Node22nm22nm14nm14nm14nm14nm
Flagship SKUCore i7-4960XCore i7-5960XCore i7-6950XCore i7-7000Core i7/i5-7000 SeriesCore i7-8000 series
Max Cores/Threads6/128/1610/2012/244/86/12
Clock Speeds3.60/4.00 GHz3.00/3.50 GHz3.00/3.50 GHzTBD4.20/4.50 GHzTBD
Max Cache15 MB L320 MB L325 MB L3TBD8 MB L3TBD
Max PCI-Express Lanes40 Gen340 Gen340 Gen344 Gen316 Gen3TBD
Chipset CompatiblityX79 ChipsetX99 ChipsetX99 ChipsetX299X299TBD
Socket CompatiblityLGA 2011LGA 2011-3LGA 2011-3LGA 2066LGA 2066LGA 2066?
Memory CompatiblityDDR3-1866DDR4-2133DDR4-2400DDR4-2667DDR4-2667DDR4-2800?
Max TDP130W140W140W140W112WTBD
LaunchQ3 2013Q3 2014Q2 2016Q2 2017Q2 2017August 2017?
Launch Price$999 US$1059 US$1700 US~$1500 US$350+?TBD

Gulftown and Sandy Bridge-E both are skipped in the table, What do you think about PC Gaming Show

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