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 the website benchlife.info, in the second half of 2017, new HEDT (High End Desktop) processors from Intel - From a family that will combine Skylake and Kaby Lake together, under the code names Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X. No less surprising from the combination itself is the fact that the Skylake-X models are supposed to be the top, with 8,6 and 10-core processing models, while the Kaby Lake-X models will appeal to a more modest market with 4-core models. 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 will be integrated in each channel, or in memories 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 graphics cores (which makes the Kaby Lake-X sound like a very interesting option for gamers who can't afford thousands of dollars for an eight- or ten-core processor), and quite surprisingly with much less cache - 8MB for Kaby Lake-X and 13.75 MB for Skylake-X, compared to volumes between 15 and 25 MB in the modelsBroadwellE, which may indicate a change architecture Significant in any field.
The combined generation of the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X will be the swan song of the production process at 14 nm, shortly before the arrival of the first Cannonlake models at 10 nm - and it will be interesting to see how they deal with the processors. The new FX of AMD, In theZen. Do we have new buds of competitiveness here? We'll see.