Intel Reportedly Preparing New iMac Processors Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X

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Rumored to supposedly be available in six, eight, and 10-core architectures, Skylake-X is a CPU update Intel will launch as part of a high-end desktop, or HEDT, refresh cycle.

DigiTimes' sources also claim that Intel is pulling forward the launch of its Coffee Lake 14-nanometer microarchitecture by several months. In addition, AMD will launch its high-performance X399 platform for AMD Ryzen with 16-core processors. As noted by the Forbes report, between these two cooling systems, the Spire is somehow users friendly because it produces lesser noise than Stealth, however, it has the tendency to create so much noise when doing big tasks in the bigger AMD Ryzen 7. First, Intel is reportedly planning to unveil its Basin Falls platform, in particular the Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X processors and X299 chipset, at the Computex event which will happen this coming May 30 to June 3 in Taipei.

Basin Falls: Basin Falls is (supposedly) the codename for the new X299 chipset and the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors based on it.

Offered as evidence for the accelerated rollout the DigiTimes report says Intel has bolstered its manufacturing capacity and capability with five new EUV machine sets from ASML.

However, it's important to note that AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X processor isn't the only new chip in the new lineup.

We published recently the Ryzen 7 1700X Review. The base clock is a 3.6 GHz one and you can boost it up to 4 GHz. Now, it appears like the company is now preparing its Ryzen 5 1600X processor up for launch.

If Intel thought that it could coast along when it comes to processor development and its release schedules, AMD's Ryzen processors have been a rather jolting wakeup call. It looks like Intel is going to repackage the mainstream Kaby Lake into the new socket. The attractive offering might as well be tempting for those looking for a motherboard upgrade. It will likely receive most of the demand for its high-end Ryzen CPUs from gamers. Intel's flagship Core i7-7700K costs just £320 on Amazon, a significant difference in price.

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