Today at the Intel Keynote at Computex, SVP and GM Gregory Bryant announced that Intel is set to bring new X-Series CPUs to the high-end desktop (HEDT) market during Fall/Autumn, so around Q4. No other details were presented, but these are likely to be based on the new Cascade Lake silicon we’ve seen launched for the Xeon Scalable market in Enterprise later this year.

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Core counts for Cascade Lake go up to 28 cores, however the previous generation X series went up to 18 cores. It will be interesting to see what Intel does with these new processors regarding socket support. Intel did state that there will be increases in memory support, CPU frequencies, and Turbo Boost Max beyond two cores.

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  • Kevin G - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Cascade Lake on the Xeon side of things is more of a refresh than any real upgrade. Mainly errata (which fixes Optane DIMM support) and security fixes over Sky Lake-SP. Only thing really new are the VNNI instructions.

    For the CoreX lineup, what I see Intel doing is moving LGA 3647 into the main stream or launching a new socket altogether for the high end desktop. The additional memory bandwidth will be the main source of IPC increases when core counts and clocks are normalized.

    Next-gen Xeons are expected just after the new Core X chips with Cooper Lake which are rumored to introduce a new socket with 8 channel DDR4 support and more PCIe lanes to counter AMD. Ice Lake-SP is expected a few quarters after Cooper Lake. It is an open question which of these will make it down to the high end desktop market and in what form (yet another new socket?).
  • marsdeat - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Erm... Tell me my eyes are deceiving me and that they're NOT bringing back the i5-X again...
  • shabby - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Can't wait for the 100mhz speed increase!
  • Beaver M. - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Thats one of the biggest issues with their >8 core CPUs. They need to run as fast as their CPUs that only have 4 or 8 cores. In ranges like that nobody cares about power draw anyway.
  • zsero - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    That's not an Acer BOXX but a BOXX APEXX.
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    I woke up at 1:30AM EST to follow AnandTech's coverage of the Intel presentation. The X-Series fall announcement was depressing. I've been "limping" along with my Haswell-E system (5930K) hoping for a Summer Launch - as Skylake-X did in 2017.

    As a software developer who builds semi-large projects, I'm in dire need of multi-threading improvement. Waiting until fall would be painful, but spending $2000 (CPU, MOBO, RAM) on a two year old platform isn't appealing either. Yes, I know I screwed up and waited too long...

    There were no details in the presentation. Do you think the Cascade Lake-X improvements (core counts, Speed bins, and possible side-channel mitigation) be worth the suffering?
  • mooninite - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Buy a Ryzen 7 or Threadripper. Stop relying on Intel.

    1) Intel's security flaws should be stopping you from considering any future Intel equipment.
    2) Intel's prices should make you reconsider -- you even state you have a limit.
    3) AMD has faster, cheaper, more secure options.
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    I'm really looking for someone with inside information on Cascade Lake - X. I'm not going to build an AMD system - sorry. It's not a fan boy thing... I had a bad experience with the last AMD system I built. I'm never doing that again.
  • Beaver M. - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - link

    Same here. The issue is really not the speed of AMD things, but the software support. Too many issues, so bad it even affects the stability.
  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    "The issue is really not the speed of AMD things, but the software support. Too many issues, so bad it even affects the stability."

    Citation needed.

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