Intel has already begun testing of processors Skylake-X and Kaby Lake. Their output is expected in the second half of 2017
It is no secret that the processors HEDT (high end desktop) of a certain generation in the Intel range is out much later than the usual options for consumer systems. For example, at the moment, preparing for the announcement of desktop CPU Kaby Lake, and the most relevant solutions in the line are HEDT Broadwell-E.
The source reports that Intel has already begun testing of processors Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X, which will replace Broadwell-E. Run these decisions is scheduled for the second half of next year. Moreover, the market will release from both generations.
And all because for the same performance (LGA 2066) and use the same chipsets (for example, X299), they will have different positioning. In fact, the replacement of Broadwell-E will only Skylake-X. They will have from six to ten cores, four-channel memory controller and characterized by a TDP of 140 watts. Processors Kaby Lake-X will have only four cores, dual-channel controller and a TDP of 95 W (112 W old data). Actually, we knew that in July.
The first photo of the processor with the code name QL2T, as can be seen, indicates the frequency only 2.4 GHz. Given that this marking of the test sample, it is not necessary to think that the serial CPU will work at such low frequency.