How do you deal with a competitor who offers more hardware with less money? Expanding the supply in unconventional ways, of course
Any new rumor about the new processors of the company AMD Designed for the home performance market brings us closer to the conclusion that competition in this area is about to intensify significantly - and it seems that Intel Aware of it, and making its own preparations in an effort to minimize the harm that was on the way even before it arrived.
One may wonder if the unique Core i3-7350K model that has already been launched and brought back the acceleration capabilities to price levels of less than $ 200 is also part of the chipmaker's preparations - but the details we now get about a pair Processors Who belong to theKaby LakeThe new X indicates that they are at the heart of the counter-RYZEN It is.
The programs of Intel Launch a particularly powerful Skylake-X generation with 6-core, 8-core and 10-core models, alongside (in parallel) a Kaby Lake-X generation that will offer 4-core processors based on a common advanced platform we've known since mid-2016 - but new reports Sheds some more light on the idea behind this separation, and on theCore i5-7640K andCore i7-7740K.
These pair of Kaby Lake-X models are supposed to be the ones that help download the HEDT (High End Desktop) platform of Intel To a slightly more accessible price level, just as the Ryzen processors are designed to do,Core i7-7740K will be very similar in its capabilities toCore i7-7700K we already know, with four physical cores and eight logical cores in an open multiple (seemingly with the addition of a slight frequency of 100MHz)Core i5-7640K may bring a significant line to give its family with HyperThreading support for eight logical cores, the first time in the model Core i5.
Both models will offer an open-up frequency cap, as can be seen from the letter 'K' that accompanies their name, both of which will not include an active built-in graphic core, both of which will also include an internal thermal paste layer (TIM) under the protective cap on the semiconductor element, The power envelope has a significantly increased 112 watts, giving them potential The fast (Combined with the improved thermal conductivity solution), at least on paper, and especially the ability to operate at higher frequencies for longer periods of time than the leading generation modelsKaby Lake Which are characterized by a power envelope of 91 watts.
These improvements may sound relatively minor when it comes to not jumping in the number of processing cores compared to models already on the market, but another prominent feature of the Kaby Lake-X models will not belong to the models themselves but to the platform on which they will be based - the new platform of Intel For the Extreme processors, with a brand new LGA 2066 chassis and a new chipset X299.
We still do not know about all the elements he prepares Intel For this new platform, but can be estimated with almost complete certainty that there will be controller memories DDR4 Has four channels that will support high base speeds and extremely large maximum volumes, a large amount of PCI-Express 3.0 arteries that are wired from the processor and will allow the creation of multiple video card arrays or a combination of multiple M.2 drives with maximum bandwidth in a single system, without the need for dedicated PCI bridges. the board. Who knows - maybe this time too we will finally see built-in support for USB 3.1 Gen.2 with speeds of up to 10 GB per second, and maybe also with the technologyThunderbolt 3 is a double-edged out, but all these are estimates and assumptions only, which should be treated with skepticism for the time being.
Leaked Intel roadmaps from last year showcased the second quarter of 2017, which is the fast-approaching spring months, as the timing for the joint launch of the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X families - perhaps at the 2017 Computex conference in June, for example. Such a move could reduce the time it takes for Ryzen's processors AMD Sat on the shelves of the shops without any recent competition on the part of Intel, And we only have to keep our fingers crossed that the chipmaker will decide to offer us new and more affordable price levels than we have received in the last half decade, in order to make sure that customers do not start "escaping" in the direction of the red camp across the road.
There is no doubt that 2017 will be a very interesting and intriguing year in the hardware market, both for the general processor field and for the graphics cards - expect more updates from us soon.