Family Cascade Lake-X The home market is expected to be exposed this fall with up to 18 processing cores - and an updated chipset called X299G
Not only the innovative Ice Lake processors for mobile phones were on the stage of Intel In Computex 2019, we have also received confirmation that a new and intriguing HEDT generation will arrive in the coming months Gigabyte They also provided us with a "bonus" in the form of announcements of motherboards that would accompany the move.
The Cascade Lake-X is designed to replace processors SkylakeX-Refresh presented in October 2018, based on an improved manufacturing process and ease-of-type 14 nm Plus Plus, which is also used by the company's mainstream processors from the IT-Coffee Lake - so that we expect certain improvements in the working frequencies relative to the previous generations to improve the maximum turbo frequency mechanism to reach, but without moving in the maximum number of cores.
The continued production of cores in the current Intel approach and method, while maintaining the same LGA2066 chassis, will not allow the chip manufacturer to supply us with more than 18 processing cores - but with the announcement of an 12 processor at $ 500 I HAVE D 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 (which is not at all certain that the company will be the last in the 14 nanometer in the HEDT world) will be based on a chip called X499, but now we know that its name will actually be X299G (with backward and forward compatibility between the 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 move through a number of additional critical components on the motherboard directly from the factory, while a panel called Aorus Master will offer four physical 3.0 16 PCI-Express physical connections, an 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.