Intel Advances Release Date for Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake Processors

The Ryzen R5 1600X features 12 threads and 6 cores 8MB of cache and turbo's 3.7GHZ+ thanks to Extended Frequency Range XFR

Intel Advances Release Date for Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake Processors

Running the AMD Ryzen 5 chip at the base clock speed of about 129.79MHZ along with a 25.5X multiplier also saw a record-setting quite unbeatable.

While all these high-end CPU offerings seem awfully expensive, AMD's cheaper and lower performance offerings - Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors - will be available later this year to rival Intel's Core i3 and Core i5 chips.

The Skylake-X series is said to contain three 140W processors with architectures containing six, eight and ten cores.

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. A 12-core Skylake-X processor will be launched in August.

Kaby Lake-X: Kaby Lake-X's exact features and capabilities are somewhat unclear.

While this is no surprise due to the more cores in Ryzen 5, a leaked review revealed a more shocking truth. These new chips will be the successors of Kaby Lake, and will be the third consecutive launch using a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, after Skylake and Kaby Lake already use it. How the Kaby Lake-X would differentiate itself from the X270 variant is unknown, but rumors of a 112W TDP suggest higher CPU clock speeds at a minimum. For example, the prelim benchmarks of AMD's 3.6GHz Ryzen 1800X CPU compared to a Kaby Lake 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 7700K CPU is slightly weaker.

Coffee Lake: Coffee Lake is a refinement of Intel's 14nm+ process (14nm++). But now the launch will happen months before the original date in August 2017. Why buy a Kaby Lake-X at all? So far, reviewers have proven that the chipset performance is on par with Intel Core. Back on April 04, when Apple announced that they were working on a new modular Mac Pro, Phil Schiller also noted that "Apple has "great" new iMacs in the pipeline, slated for release "this year", including configurations specifically targeted at large segments of the pro market". Either way, we'll know soon.

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