The new details about the Santa Clara chip's processors are continuing to flow at an increasing rate these days, when this time we are looking for the generation that will inherit the "broadwellE, which was officially launched only a few months ago and made mini-history when it became the first desktop model with 10 processing cores (and 20 processing threads).
According to another leak from benchlife.info, in the second half of 2017 new HEDT (High End Desktop) Intel - From a family that combines Skylake and Kaby Lake together, under the code names Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X. Equally surprising is the fact that the Skylake-X models are supposed to be the top, with 8,6 and 10 processing cores, while the Kaby Lake-X models will appeal to a more modest market with 4 cores. This is in contrast to the general chronological order of Intel, According to which the Kaby Lake models arrive at the end of this year as an upgrade for Skylake.
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All new models will be based on a LGA2066 chassis and an updated Kaby Lake chip chip (maybe X170, or X199?) When SkylakeX will be characterized by a thermal envelope of 140W and for 44 PCI-Express channels to be routed from the processor to the PCI-Express slots of the motherboard, while Kaby Lake-X will offer a new thermal envelope level of 112 watts, with 16 channels PCI-Express 3.0 only.
In the memory section, a four-channel controller in Skylake-X, with memory support, appears DDR4 With a speed of 2,666MT / s when only one module per channel or memory is combined DDR4 With speeds of 2,400MT / s if two modules are integrated into each channel (ie eight units in total). The Kaby Lake-X looks like a memory controller DDR4 With only a pair of channels, while here the built-in support will vary between 2,666MT / s and 2,400MT / s depending on the number of modules for each channel.
Intel is preparing to expand its line of extreme models, as well as to narrow the generational gaps between them and the mainstream models
All models will come without built-in graphical cores (making Kaby Lake-X sound like a very interesting option for gamers unable to pay thousands of shekels for an eight or ten-core processor), and quite surprisingly with far less cache memory - 8 megabytes for Kaby Lake-X and 13.75 megabytes for Skylake-X, compared to volumes between 15 and 25 megabytes in thebroadwellE, which may indicate a change architecture Significant in any field.
The combined Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X generation will be the swan song of the 14 nm manufacturing process shortly before the arrival of the first Cannonlake models at 10 nm - and it will be interesting to see how they will deal with the New FX AMD, In theZen attitude. Do we have new buds of competitiveness here? We'll see.