Intel circulated a formal announcement of the discontinuation Skylake-X CPUs. This family of CPUs was its 9th generation Core X Series HEDT processor lineups. These processors were made for the LGA 2066 socket motherboards. Both the Skylake-X and the Kaby Lake-X processors were made for the Intel X299 platform. The Skylake-X lineups were launched in 2018.
Intel revealed its next-generation cable connective solution Thunderbolt 4. As you’d expect, there will new devices and docks which will comply with Thunderbolt 4 standards in the future. What’s interesting is that Intel named its upcoming ‘Tiger Lake’ processor for its notebooks. It didn’t name any desktop CPUs but Rocket Lake-S and LGA-1700 based Alder Lake is something that’s been talked about. Its also not known if Tiger Lake-U based NUCs would support Thunderbolt 4.
There is a Geekbench listing of a curious new 10th generation Intel ‘Comet Lake-S’ CPU- the Core i9-10850K. This CPU is Intel’s second Core i9 SKU in this generation that was recently discovered, with the earlier one being the Core i9-10910, an Apple-exclusive processor. Why does this CPU exist remains a mystery? But it is planned and shown in Geekbench.
For the past couple of days, some leaks are from Intel. The closer to future release is the LGA-1200 based Rocket Lake-S. And engineering sample of the 11th generation 8-core/ 16-thread processor appeared in Geekbench testing.
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