WCCF Tech came across details about Basin Falls X, the upcoming motherboard platform that will be shared by Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X enthusiast processors. The platform will use the Socket R4 (LGA2066), the Skylake-X processors will come in 6-core, 8-core and 10-core SKUs with TDPs rated at 140W. The Kaby Lake-X on the other hand is limited to quad-core models, these chips will have a 112W TDP.
This platform will be known as Basin Falls-X which is the codename for the platform supporting both the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X family of processors. The Basin Falls-X platform will support the fastest Core i7 processors that will be launched next year. The Basin Falls-X platform features the new Socket R4 (LGA 2066). LGA 2066 is made up of 2066 pins which means that current CPUs will not be compatible with the platform. Within the Sky Lake-X family, we will be getting 6 core, 8 core and 10 core SKUs with TDPs rated at 140W. These chips will have 44 PCI-E Gen 3.0 lanes. Kaby Lake-X on the other hand will come with 4 core chips which means we are looking at only Core i7 and probably Core i5 models.