Intel Skylake-X to be launched as Core i9 and top models have 160W TDP

Posted on Saturday, May 13 2017 @ 14:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
INTC logo
Some more details leaked about Intel's Basin Falls platform, which includes the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors. The leak indicates there will be six new LGA2066 HEDT processors from Intel, two quad-cores based on Kaby-Lake X and four Skylake-X models with six to twelve cores. The quad-cores have a 112W TDP while the other models crank it up to as much as 160W.

The Kaby Lake-X processors will use the Core i7 branding while the Skylake-X units will be the first of the new Core i9 series. With exception of the 24-threaded flagship Core i9-7920X processor, all models are expected to be released at the PC Gaming Show at the E3 conference on June 12. The Core i9-7920X will follow in August and could be revealed at Gamescom.

Exact specifications depend on the model, the Kaby Lake-X line for example looks like a lame duck, especially the Core i7-7640K which doesn't even have Hyper-Threading. The Kaby Lake-X variants are also limited to 16 PCIe lanes and do not have quad-channel DDR4.

The Core i9 models on the other hand support quad-channel DDR4-2666, the 7800X and 7820X feature 28 PCIe lanes while the 7900X and 7920X models kick it up to 44 PCIe lanes. These chips reportedly have AVX512 extensions enabled and the 7820X/7900X/7920X feature a third clock state called Turbo Clock 3.0 which offers even higher clockspeeds than Turbo Clock 2.0.

INTC logo

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

Loading Comments