Intel revealed its 28 Core/56 thread Intel Cascade Lake CPU during its Computex 2018 presentation, however, usually the socket of Intel Cascade Lake-X CPUs is LGA 2066 but this newly revealed CPU was running using the LGA 3647 Socket.
While Intel demoed its 28 Core/56 thread Intel Cascade Lake-X CPU during the presentation but didn’t reveal the name for the processor nither revealed which motherboard will be supported.
However, if you look at the screenshot below you will notice that it is an entirely different system compared to the LGA 2066. The image showcases 6 DIMMs instead of 4 DIMMs which is the usual number for X299 chipset.
What you are looking at is the first motherboard to feature the LGA 3647 Socket. Also, the cooler for the CPU is a rectangular one and LGA 3647 features a rectangular design instead of a square one on the X299 chipset.
This might indicate that Intel is prepared to move away from its X299 chipset and towards a new HEDT platform for the consumers.
Speaking of Intel revealing processors at Computex 2018, Intel has also confirmed the Core i7-8086K Limited Edition for June 8 release.
The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs.
The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs. June 8 also marks the 40th anniversary for Intel’s most popular processor.
Furthermore, the i7-8086K Limited Edition will be compatible with 300-series chipset meaning if you have a Coffee-Lake system then all you need is the processor to replace your current 8th gen Coffee-Lake CPU.
What is your take on this situation? Do you think Intel will introduce a new chipset for its upcoming line of Intel Cascade Lake-X CPUs? Let us know in the comments.