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Another source claims Intel will launch X299 and Skylake-X at Computex

It looks like another source has come to light, claiming that Intel will now unveil its ‘Basin Falls’ platform at Computex this year. This new platform will encompass Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X and X299. As previously thought, this source claims that Intel is bringing the launch forward by a few months after mounting pressure from AMD’s Ryzen architecture, which will soon roll out to HEDT chips as well.

The initial report comes from DigiTimes, whose report claims that Basin-Falls will launch at Computex 2017, backing up earlier rumours which claiming that the launch had been moved forward from August.


According to the report, Skylake-X will contain three 140W SKUs, featuring six, eight and ten cores. Meanwhile, Kaby Lake-X will reduce the TDP to 112W and will apparently feature a quad-core SKU, which seems like an odd step, but could be connected to the new Core i7 CPU we heard whispers of earlier this year.

Aside from HEDT processors, the report also claims that 14nm Coffee Lake based CPUs and Z370 chipset will be coming by early 2018.

KitGuru Says: DigiTimes can be hit or miss with information at times, so take this with a pinch of salt. However, at this point, signs do seem to be pointing towards Computex for a new CPU launch from Intel.

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