It turned out that the Intel Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K actually will treat the platform Kaby Lake-X
Yesterday we reported that Intel may release two new models of desktop processors Kaby Lake for competition with the upcoming AMD graphics Ryzen. The model will be called Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K and will offer a slightly higher frequency, and the second model can potentially get the support of Hyper-Threading that is missing in the Core i5-7600K.
However, according to new data, these CPU will be different from existing not only frequencies. Referring on two informants, the source claims that the Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K will be the members of the family Kaby Lake-X, which will appear in the third quarter of this year and will require a new motherboard with CPU socket LGA 2066.
Recall, to replace Broadwell-E, Intel is preparing two families: Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X. However, only the second will actually be the successor to Broadwell-E, as it will be six-core processors, and the memory controller will be Quad channel. As for the processor Kaby Lake-X, though they will use socket LGA 2066 as Skylake-X, but can’t boast of any four-channel controller or by the presence in the line of six-core models. While it is clear only that they will be deprived of the graphics core (more precisely, it will be disabled). What are the advantages over conventional Kaby Lake-S in LGA 1151 will allow them to attract customers is unclear. But it is clear that direct competitors processors Ryzen they actually will not be.