Intel to show Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X at secret May 2 press event

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 25 2017 @ 12:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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SemiAccurate's Charlie Demerjian spills the beans about an upcoming press event that will be hosted by Intel on May 2 in San Francisco. This secret briefing will inform select media publications about the features and specifications of the upcoming Basin Falls platform, which includes the X299 chipset and the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors.
In just over a week, Intel will be flying hordes of press to San Fransisco for a briefing on the upcoming 6-12 core Basin Falls platform. You might know this as Sandy Bridge-E or the 1-socket Purley minus a lot of features. They are also likely to try and convince the gathered masses that the Kaby Lake version that fits into the same socket, minus half of the memory channels, many PCIe lanes, but with a massive price increase is not a bad joke. Feel free to differ with their opinions here but recall these are the same clowns who claimed you needed a 10-core Broadwell-E for video encoding while gaming.
According to other rumors, the public launch event of Basin Falls is set for June 13-15 at the E3 gaming show.


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