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Skylake-X will be launched at Gamescom 2017

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    While Kaby Lake is released early next month another processors series is already luring in its corner, the enthusiast platform Skylake-X and perhaps Kaby Lake-X series....

    Skylake-X will be launched at Gamescom 2017
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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  3. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I'm waiting for Zen's performance before upgrading anything. This will just be an incremental upgrade over HW-E and BW-E.
     
  4. BangTail

    BangTail Ancient Guru

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    So, it requires a new board, will likely be stupidly expensive and offer very limited performance gains over the previous generation(s) (with the obvious exception of Cinebench and WinRAR :rolleyes:).

    /Yawn

    PS: Please start competing AMD (or anybody else for that matter).
     
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  5. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Another new socket meaning a new motherboard along with this new cpus and i expect the prices of this cpus to go up substantially again :/ , wtf Intel ... why the need of so many sockets :3eyes:
     
  6. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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  7. nevcairiel

    nevcairiel Master Guru

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    Whats with the emphasis on "AGAIN" having to buy a new motherboard?
    The enthusiast platform has a far longer lifespan then the consumer platform, and as such Broadwell-E didn't need a new board, just UEFI updates, but at this point its lifespan has ended, and a new one takes its place - which is a good thing really, the X99 chipset has gotten old from a feature standpoint.
     
  8. BuildeR2

    BuildeR2 Ancient Guru

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    5960x = 1,000$
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    7950/60x = Child, most likely firstborn.
     
  9. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    The only consumer-level Intel CPU that has been of anybody's interest in the past couple years is that overclockable i3. Sure, Skylake being DDR4 and having a nice IGP is a little interesting, but DDR4 support was inevitable and we enthusiasts don't care so much about IGPs.

    I really just want Intel to release an overclockable 6-core i5.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Motherboards are doing less than ever now with many controllers moving to the CPU. Why do the motherboard prices keep going up?
     

  11. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    hah I got the same impression.
     
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    intel is crazy with the pricing...f that..support amd
     
  13. kosh_neranek

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    My Sandy-E is getting old and am really thinking of an upgrade. But looking at this am only thinking am gonna start praying for ZEN. WTF? My 5+year old system is still ticking at 4.8 GHZ and intel has not brought anything interesting in 5 years. DDR4..ok 24 PCIe lanes?!? down from 40? Still not sure if usb 3.1 will be in? another CPU socket? C'mon , taking a piss is one thing but this is spitting into our faces.Sad..just sad
     
  14. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    After two mainstream chipset refreshes, you get a pro chipset refresh.

    It has nothing to do with tech, it's a sales schedule.
     
  15. BangTail

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    I still have my 3930K and my 4960X in other boxes and neither of them are that far outside of the 5960X's performance with the exception of very specific tasks, synthetic benchmarks and archiving software.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Wait for 8700k guys. besides it will have a new manufacturing process, resulting in PROBABLY major performance increase. :nerd:
     
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    I just recently bought an X99 mobo+i7 6800k ... should I be concerned about this new stuff coming out?
     
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    No, why? It'd likely have some massive price increase for maybe a 1% performance increase.

    I'd say you're fine.
     
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    what gpu are you planing to get?


    And like schmidtbag said, dont worry about it, you will be ok for the next few years, you can also OC later to 4.3 - 4.5ghz :nerd:
     
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    @-TJ- @SchmidtBag

    That's cool. I was just wondering if it's gonna be some massive breakthough but I guess with that marginal performance increase and price I'm good for a while as you guys mentioned.

    As far as GPU I'm waiting for my cash stack to go up a little bit and hopefully I'll get a GTX 1080 ....... or should I wait for a GTX 1080ti ?!
     

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