Sources at Taiwanese PC vendors confided to DigiTimes that Intel has reshuffled its CPU roadmap, which will result in a lot of processors arriving sooner than expected.
The site writes the Basin Falls platform, which consists of the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors plus the X299 chipset, is now set for a launch around June. The launch event will reportedly take place at the E3 gaming show (June 13-15), with availability by the end of June. This means these chips will arrive about two months earlier than previously scheduled.
The Skylake-X series has three 140W processors featuring 6-, 8- and 10-core architectures, while the Kaby Lake-X series has an 112W quad-core processor. In August, Intel will release a top-end 12-core Skylake-X processor.
The Coffee Lake CPUs will also arrive quicker. The site claims this fourth-gen 14nm architecture was originally intended for January 2018, but the pressure applied by AMD's Ryzen is pushing Intel to release Coffee Lake in August 2017.
As for the 14nm-based Coffee Lake-based processors, Intel will initially release several K-series Core i7/i5/i3 processors and its Z370 chipsets in August, and will release more CPUs as well as H370, B360 and H310 chipsets at the end of 2017 or early 2018.
DigiTimes also confirms AMD is working on a 16-core Ryzen HEDT processors and the X399 chipset, with a launch planned for Q3 2017. As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt.