A new leak is giving a detailed look at the upcoming Intel’s high-end desktop processors. The range will come as the Core i7-7000 series processors and their announcement is speculated to be made during the Gamescom 2017 taking place at Cologne, Germany.
Not one but four Core i7-7000 CPUs will be announced under Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series. Using the 14nm process node, the four processors will make their way to the x299 platform. Kaby Lake-X will have an edge because of its better process optimisations that result in better clock speed with reduced power consumption.
The lineup will include a 10-core, 8-core, 6-core, 4-core model. The first three of them will be based on the Skylake architecture while the fourth one will be based on Kaby Lake. The chipsets based on Skylake-X will have a TDP of 140W, while Kaby Lake-X will have a TDP of 112W. Intel is said to market all the chipsets as Core i7-7000 series processors.
Talking about the Intel X299 platform, it will support the yet to be launched processors under Kaby Lake-X and Sakylake-X lineup. The X299 will be made around LG 2066 socket and it will be compatible with at least two generations of processors. It will offer up to 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes and up to quad channel memory. While the Kaby Lake-X series processors will support dual channel RAM with a native speed of 2667 MHz.
AMD will launch its Ryzen series during Q1 2017 and Intel’s offerings will come out right after that in August 2017. After that, the Coffee Lake series is expected to launch in 2018, followed by Coffee Lake-X in late 2018. Intel’s partners are also expected to showcase their X299 based products at Computex in June 2017.