Intel Readying 22-core LGA2066 and 8-core LGA1151 Processors

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Intel is readying a refresh to its "Basin Falls" HEDT platform (LGA2066 consumer high-end desktop), with a new 22-core silicon. This half is neither Skylake HCC (20 tiles, as much as 18 cores) nor Skylake XCC (30 tiles, as much as 28 cores), however a new die with 4 extra tiles than the Skylake HCC silicon, all of that are cores. The new silicon might let Intel design 20-core and 22-core SKUs for the X299 Specific chipset, and is seen as a direct response to AMD's 24-core Ryzen Threadripper II processor, which was lately proven beating the 18-core i9-7980X in tech demos. The 32-core Threadripper II might face competitors from the 28-core HEDT processor Intel is readying for This fall-2018, however that processor will not be appropriate with LGA2066.

In associated news, the corporate is giving ending touches to a new 8-core "Espresso Lake" die for the mainstream-desktop platform (LGA1151 socket, 300-series chipset). This die features 8 cores, and doubtless 16 MB of shared L3 cache, whereas retaining the iGPU and uncore parts from the prevailing Espresso Lake-S die. The chip might retain the traditional "Ring Bus" design. The new 8-core mainstream-desktop SKUs, and at the least two new high-end desktop SKUs (20-core and 22-core), could possibly be launched in September 2018. The "Basin Falls" refresh, coupled with the new LGA3647 "Purley" spinoff for the 28-core monstrosity, will probably be all Intel has to face AMD this 12 months, with the corporate's subsequent HEDT silicon, "Cascade Lake-X" being reportedly delayed to the second half of 2019, in all probability as a consequence of foundry issues.

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Source : TechPowerUp