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Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule (anandtech.com) 55

Ian Cutress, writing for AnandTech: At Computex a couple of weeks ago, Intel announced its new Basin Falls platform, consisting of the X299 chipset with motherboards based on it, a pair of Kaby Lake-X processors, and a set of Skylake-X processors going all the way up to eighteen cores, denoting the first use of Intel's enterprise level high core-count silicon in a consumer product. As part of Intel's E3 press release, as well as their presentations at the show, the new Core i9 processors were discussed, along with Intel's continued commitment towards eSports. Intel gave the dates for the new platform as the following: 4, 6, 8 and 10-core parts available for pre-order from June 19th; 4, 6, 8 and 10-core parts shipping to consumers from June 26th; 12-core parts expected to ship in August; and 14, 16 and 18 core parts expected to ship in October.
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Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule

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  • Those are the options.

  • Awww (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Isn't it too bad I'm never buying a fucking backdoored Intel CPU ever again.
    • by zlives ( 2009072 )

      and which brand backdoored cpu will you be buying instead?

      • by EvilSS ( 557649 )

        and which brand backdoored cpu will you be buying instead?

        Well VIA still makes some x86 CPUs. Not sure if they have management engines built in or not though....

        • by zlives ( 2009072 )

          they weren't verygood back in the day didn't know they were still a player?

          • by EvilSS ( 557649 )
            Yea I was kind of surprised myself but they are still kicking. Mostly for embedded systems, thin clients, and small form-factor stuff.
    • Keep holding your breath for the source code and silicon masks for AMD's remote access features.

  • What we really need here is a clear display of how much bang you get for your buck. The prices alone are significantly higher than AMD Zen based chips and you get fewer cores to boot. So the question is, how well do they perform compared to AMD's offerings?

    • Shhh. You're disturbing the marketing pitch.

    • I'd like to see comparisons too but history shows this isn't really needed at this level. Intel has always been relatively price competitive with AMD, but then also had their super expensive enthusiast CPUs that had no competition from AMD. That is likely going to be the case with these.

    • The cores would be useful for desktop virtualization (running the web browser in a VM, so if/when it gets compromised, the carnage is left in one VM, rather than all over the place.) Microsoft seems to be taking more steps towards this, be it having Edge in its own VM, credentials in another VM, built in Docker functionality, etc.

    • by Tailhook ( 98486 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2017 @01:57PM (#54611131)

      What we really need here is a clear display of how much bang you get for your buck.

      What we really need here is some patience. Intel's new products are borderline incoherent; they've been caught flat footed by the return of competition in the x86 market and now they've gone and made some marketing blunders.

      We've been here before. It took Intel a while to figure itself out when AMD blew everything up with Athlon 64.

      So chill. Don't waste money on any hastly cobbled together Intel white elephants, and try to remember that these 'problems' you're having with Intel et al. are really just rich people problems; lots of disposable income chasing after the best entertainment machines ever made.

  • Intel gave the dates for the new platform as the following: 4, 6, 8 and 10-core parts available for pre-order from June 19th; 4, 6, 8 and 10-core parts shipping to consumers from June 26th; 12-core parts expected to ship in August; and 14, 16 and 18 core parts expected to ship in October.

    IOW, they're going to start making IDENTICAL 18-core parts NOW, and they'll bin them according to how many (4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18) functioning cores pass QA. By October, they hope to have their processes straightened out

  • by rbrandis ( 735555 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2017 @01:16PM (#54610793) Homepage
    Linus from Linus Tech Tips isn't too happy with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]
    • a bit long but SUPER informative.
      TL;DR version: It's Intel's reaction to Ryzen. Modo mfr are surprised about X299 like you. X299 is going to be a pain for everyone.

      (Sorry, no mods to give you)

    • Sorry, moment I saw him sitting in that window wearing socks with sandals, I turned the video off. I don't care what he has to say. That heretic should burn!

      Joke aside, I'm disappointed X299 does not have PCIe 4.0 support. You'd think Intel would strive to put that in the launch of a new high-end premium processor line.

      I say this because I refuse to buy a new computer until PCIe 4.0 is out. I keep motherboards for 3-5 years and video cards for 1.5-2, so I would prefer some future proofing since PCIe 4
    • Why should we care about what this Linus guy thinks about it?

      Don't be a sheep. Make your own decisions about the platform. Personally I am very excited about this platform and there are some great chips to be had.

  • $1000 for 44 pci-e lanes it used to be $300-$400 and then about $400-$550.

    AMD will smoke them and on boards that don't have to dumb down to work with cpu's with only dual channel and 16 pci-e lanes.

  • I won't be buying any of those for my business, since Hell will freeze over before I use Windows 10.

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