Intel i9 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Might be the Answer to AMD's Ryzen Processors or Even More

By C. de Lacy / 2017.05.15

The race between to monopolizing processor giants in the industry of desktop computing might have its tables turned for Intel's favor with the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X i9 variants. The question of whether these would be the answer to AMD's recently released Ryzen series of processors is still a subjective matter, however.

It might not be a long before AMD starts sharing the limelight again with Intel as Techspot's recent report indicated that Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X products with X299 chipsets are bound to be reaching the market in June this year. This could be the company's response after the highly affordable Ryzen processors started almost breaking the market with its high performance and almost unbeatable prices.

The report further iterates that the 12-core Sylake-X CPUs to be called simply as i9 processors, will even be making their first public appearances this month at the upcoming Computex event. The most note-worthy model is the i9-7920X Skylake-X processor with 12/24 core variants. However, there's no telling yet whether it would have a higher base clock value than the 10-core i9-7900X model. It is also believed to be making its way later in August this year, though the rest of the i9 models are expected to be coming out in June.

AMD, however, is very much aware of this and in fact, the company is even brewing up a 16-core processor with the Ryzen 7 1800X, which could also be a lot affordable than any Intel offering in possibly the same horsepower. Still, it is a refreshing thought that Intel is actually trying to pull the strings once more in the field where it practically monopolized before the Ryzen processors became a thing. However, one big problem for Intel and for the users could boil down to the premium pricing, especially when compared with what AMD has to offer, its price and its overall value.

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