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[DigiTimes] HEDT Skylake-X launching in June during E3-2017, 12C/24T planned for August

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Intel will unveil its Basin Falls platform, i.e. Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X processors and X299 chipset, at Computex 2017 in Taipei during May 30-June 3 two months earlier than originally scheduled, and will bring forward the launch of Coffee Lake microarchitecture based on a 14nm process node from January 2018 originally to August 2017, to cope with increasing competition from AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors, according to Taiwan-based PC vendors.

The Basin Falls-based products are expected to be launched at the E3 gaming show in the US in June, with the official release at the end of the month.

The Skylake-X series has three 140W processors featuring 6-, 8- and 10-core architectures, while the Kaby Lake-X series has an 112W quad-core processor. In August, Intel will release a top-end 12-core Skylake-X processor.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20170419PD207.html

Intel going berserk mode. bruce.gif
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Isn't competition grand?
    
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Berserk? Offering 6-8 cores on a premium platform? Don't make me laugh. The Intel HEDT platform is always late by a year at minimum after their mainstream line because they like to keep a cycle together with businesses upgrading their systems and yearly updates are too quick for businesses and only a tiny increment in performance for Intel.

They should launch Coffee Lake E/X whatever 10+ core platform and update the mainstream to 4-8 cores with CL. Plus CL is nothing more than a tweaked SL again. I don't think they are doing that and that's not even going berserk.
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Perfect timing. My new rig will be built around that period thumb.gif!
 
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Oh goody, I can't wait to pay twice as much as AMD's HEDT platform for a -10 to +10% difference in performance
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Oh goody, I can't wait to pay twice as much as AMD's HEDT platform for a -10 to +10% difference in performance

Well if you only use 8 cores then the current offering is sufficient.

If you would boost productivity with 12 cores and 24 threads this may be news for those people. Or if you just want an unlocked processor with more cores to bench with.
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Well if you only use 8 cores then the current offering is sufficient.

If you would boost productivity with 12 cores and 24 threads this may be news for those people. Or if you just want an unlocked processor with more cores to bench with.
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Eh? Not following.

AMD's HEDT platform (upcoming, called x399) will have a 16core/32thread processor. And obviously cheaper than intel's 12/24 offering.

Also all AMD's are unlocked whereas only very few Intel's are unlocked. I'm not sure what you're trying to say there.
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Eh? Not following.

AMD's HEDT platform (upcoming, called x399) will have a 16core/32thread processor. And obviously cheaper than intel's 12/24 offering.

Also all AMD's are unlocked whereas only very few Intel's are unlocked. I'm not sure what you're trying to say there.

All Intel HEDTs have been unlocked since X79. Not talking about Xeons here.
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Anyone know of a good reason to go with the X299 Quad core over a 7700k outside of trying to just maintain a consistent platform in a large environment?
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