Family Cascade Lake-X The home market is expected to be unveiled this fall with up to 18 processing cores - and an updated chipset called the X299G
Not only the innovative Ice Lake processors for mobile phones were on the stage of Intel At Computex 2019 - in addition to them, we also received confirmation that a new and intriguing HEDT generation will arrive in the coming months, when the company GIGABYTE They even provided us with a "bonus" in the form of announcing motherboards to accompany the move.
The Cascade Lake-X is designed to replace processors Skylake-X Refresh presented in October 2018, based on a lightly enhanced 14 nm plus plus manufacturing process used by the company's mainstream processorsCoffee Lake - So we are expecting certain improvements in the working frequencies in relation to the pair of previous generations for improvements also to the maximum turbo frequency mechanism that can be reached, but without shifting the existing maximum number of cores.
Continuing to produce the cores with Intel's current approach and method, while maintaining the same LGA2066 chassis, will not allow the chip giant to provide us with models with more than 18 processing cores - but with the announcement of a 12-core processor for $ 500 from AMD And the expectation that the 16 processor will be displayed before the end of the year at a price lower than 800 dollars, it is certainly possible to hold on to the fact that we see a certain price decline that can slightly preserve the competitiveness of Cascade Lake-X In a rapidly changing market.
At first we received reports that the parent organizations would accompany a generation Processors This new one (which is not at all certain to be the company's last in 14 nm lithography in the HEDT world) will be based on a chipset called the X499, but now we know that its name will actually be the X299G (while maintaining backward and forward compatibility between generations, it seems) - This is thanks to the company GIGABYTE Who did not wait and chose to present fresh motherboards now, not long before we met the processors themselves.
One board under the name Aorus Xtreme Waterforce will offer a block Cooling Water for the CPU to go through a number of other critical components in the motherboard, straight from the factory, while a board called Aorus Master will offer four physical PCI-Express 3.0 × 16 connections, 5Gbps Ethernet connector, connectivity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax standard) and connectivity Bluetooth Built-in 5.0 and a rear plate to reinforce the entire mechanical structure and aid in uniform heat dissipation.
The last and favorite third panel will be the Designare 10G and will include a pair of Ethernet connections at 10Gbps each, built-in Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, connections Thunderbolt 3 and many other surprises in an elegant black and white design with no colored illuminations.
So can you teach an old processor some new tricks? We'll soon find out the answer.