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Intel Feels AMD Ryzen Threat; Pushes Basin Falls and Coffee Lake Ahead of Schedule

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Intel pushes Basin Falls launch two months ahead of original schedule

It would seem like Intel is already feeling the heat of the new AMD Ryzen processors. There have been reports of late that the company has ordered the launch of its high-end desktop processors earlier than originally planned. Now, another report confirms earlier claims of a late May or early June launch in Taiwan.

According to Digitimes, Intel has already made plans to unveil the latest Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors during this year’s Computex event in Taipei. The said event will be held between May 30 and June 3 this year. Also coming along the Intel  Computer presentation is the X299 chipset for the said processors.

These new processors and chipset are meant to be unveiled in August. However, with the recent cancellation of the Intel Developer Forum, the company needed another event to host the launch. After the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X launch in Taiwan, the Basin Falls products will again make their appearances during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Intel pushes Basin Falls launch two months ahead of original schedule

Intel HEDT processor (via intel.com)

The Skylake-X line of chips consist of a six-core, eight-core, and ten-core variants. Only the Kaby Lake-X series will have a four-core variant.

While the IDF has already been cancelled, Intel is still set to unveil its top-tier 12-core HEDT processor in August. This will be the biggest core count on desktop processors Intel will offer. However, later this year, AMD is also planning on releasing a 16-core chip in response to Intel’s 12-core processor.

At the moment, AMD is gaining foothold with the release of the new AMD Ryzen series of processors. The high-end version of the said chip have been shown to go head-to-head with Intel current generation HEDT processor. This is perhaps the main reason why Intel has pushed for the release of its newest line of desktop processors two months ahead of schedule. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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