Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X are the high-end, enthusiast-grade chips that will be coming out soon. These were going to be coming out in August but there has been a change in plans and Intel is going to be releasing these CPUs much sooner than what we originally heard. Noctua has now confirmed that the Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series will feature the LGA 2066 socket.
Noctua talked about the upcoming CPUs in a recent press released and also confirmed that the company will be giving out free CPU cooler brackets for older CPU coolers so that users can still use them on the new socket type. Users will not need to get a new cooler for these new CPUs.
This will not be a surprise to you if you have been following the leaks but it is good to have official confirmation from a reliable source. These CPUs will be supported by the new X299 chipset which will be announced soon. The new chipset will introduce some new features like USB 3.1 gen 2 among others.
Moving away from the high-end side of things we have the Z300 series motherboards that will be coming out in the near future as well. Upcoming 8th generation Caffee Lake CPUs will be supported by these motherboards. In the past, we have seen minor tweaks and changes in Intel CPUs but with AMD Ryzen out we could actually see something competitive.
Intel is releasing all kinds of products, there are new server-grade CPUs coming out. There is the Z300 chipset as well the X299 chipset. Then we have the Intel Skylake-X, Kabylake-X and Coffee Lake CPUs. We will have to see what kind of performance benefits these upcoming products will have to offer.
Let us know what you think about Intel rushing out these chips in order to compete with AMD.