Intel Cascade Lake-X is something new that has been spotted in the newly leaked Intel roadmap and this is the platform that will replace the high-performance Intel Skylake-X series of CPUs. Intel Cascade Lake-X series CPUs will be coming out in Q4 2018. Intel Cascade Lake-X has been confirmed for the HEDT platform and will be based on the LGA 2011 socket.
While we are not sure which node the Intel Cascade Lake-X CPUs will be based on it is highly unlikely that the CPUs will be based on the 10nm process as it won’t be mature by then. It is more than likely that the upcoming Intel Cascade Lake-X CPUs will be based on the 14nm++ process. The upcoming CPUs will support the LGA 2066 socket based X299 motherboards.
You can expect to see a bump in core count and maybe a slight decrease in price. As of right now, Intel is offering 18 cores CPUs but at $2000, that is a lot of money to ask for and AMD Threadripper CPUs are cheaper. Keeping in mind that AMD will also be releasing more Threadripper versions next year it is more than likely that Intel will increase the number of cores and that the pricing will be better this time.
launch Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable platform for the server market is already getting ready for launch the platform offers 59% faster performance, 6 TB of Optane DIMM support and other features that we have yet to learn about. You can check out the leaked roadmap below:
It will be interesting to see how well these upcoming CPUs compare to the upcoming AMD Threadripper CPUs that will be coming out at the end of 2018. Intel needs to make up for a lot of things.
Let us know what you think about these upcoming Intel Cascade Lake-X CPUs and what you would like to see from Intel.