The Intel X299 platform is the next upcoming enthusiast-grade chipset. It will be replacing the X99 platform and it has to offer a couple of new features that you can read about in one of our previous articles. We have heard about this platform coming out sometime soon but we did not know when for sure. Now reports are coming in that the Intel X299 Platform will be revealed at Computex 2017.
The reports claim that the chipset will be announced on May 30, 2017, and the average consumer will be able to buy one as soon as June 26. We know that this platform was already planned for launch but it was going to come out in August. Intel has had some change in plans and is releasing the new platform sooner than later.
AMD has just released their X399 platform for enthusiasts and if you follow hardware, then you might have figured it out by now that this is Intel’s way of countering the emerging threat. Intel is pushing its game and we will see what kind of performance benefits the Intel X299 platform will have to offer as compared to the previous chipset.
The new chipset will support Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X, extreme edition processors. These extreme edition CPUs will feature up to 12 cores. AMD has released their 8 core, 16 thread CPUs at a very competitive price and this could mean that Intel will try and match that price as well.
As of right now, we are not sure if Intel will reduce prices or not, but if Intel wants to keep on doing good business it will need to play along. Intel has been setting the price for a long time now and it is about time that AMD has taken a stand. This could put a stop to the minor updates that we got from Intel and could result in something rather drastic.
Let us know what you think about the Intel X299 platform and whether or not you would be interested in checking it out.