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

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 Name Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7640K Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7740K
CPU Process 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+
Cores/Threads 4/4 4/4 4/8 4/8
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
TDP 91W 112W 91W 112W
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
Process Node 22nm 22nm 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm
Flagship SKU Core i7-4960X Core i7-5960X Core i7-6950X Core i7-7000 Core i7/i5-7000 Series Core i7-8000 series
Max Cores/Threads 6/12 8/16 10/20 12/24 4/8 6/12
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?
Memory Compatiblity DDR3-1866 DDR4-2133 DDR4-2400 DDR4-2667 DDR4-2667 DDR4-2800?
Max TDP 130W 140W 140W 140W 112W TBD
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

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

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