Intel EOLs Kaby Lake-X

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Intel has officially discontinued the Kaby Lake-X CPUs, just like we reported back on April 9th. There are still some good tidbits that will come to pass as well as explained in our "Intel Rumors - Kaby Lake-X - Skylake-X and Cascade Lake." You can read the official PDF from Intel on the discontinuation. Goodbye to a CPU that no one wanted to begin with.
     
  2. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ardness Supreme

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    Good riddance to something that was as worthless as tits on a boar hog.
     
  3. gxp500

    gxp500 Gawd

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    Did anyone actually buy these cpus?
     
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  4. SomeoneElse

    SomeoneElse [H]ard|Gawd

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    I guess they saw the writing on the wall......I want to see the new redesigned chips without the spectre / meltdown flaws.....then we can talk.
     
  5. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Gee I wonder why someone would want a quad core on a platform that completely neuters every feature if you use it.
     
  6. dragonstongue

    dragonstongue 2[H]4U

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    1 year later (+/-) seems to me Intel rushed things out instead of taking the time to do it "right"
    they can and have the ability to make a socket/chipset last for a few cycles instead of rinse and repeat constantly

    pathetic when AIB or individuals are able to do this unofficially but Intel REFUSES to do so

    just saying............................

    to each their own, I can kind of understand the want/need of doing this, but the minimal amount of change
    if anything, they could likely just implement more in the cpu so that the boards can upgrade to the new features
    as/when required instead of making whatever mobo be effectively useless in short order.

    it is nice when one can just plop a new cpu on a mobo that you are "fine with" as far as the type of memory
    it uses, the amount of IO (usb-sata etc) as well as the amount of PCI-e lanes it has to it.

    maybe the new folks that brought on board
    FROM AMD (more or less)
    will give them a stern talking to and make this happen sooner rather than later...bad enough
    that most of the "tech" becomes a throw away product without having the companies
    that produce them effectively forcing this "norm"

    anyways, 1 year and EOL that must be a new record for pretty much any chip maker
    (smartphone chips/chipset do not count) especially Intel who has always been touted as "the best"
    best at forcing upgrades maybe ^.^
     
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  7. Grimlaking

    Grimlaking 2[H]4U

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    I'm disappointed but not surprised if that makes any sense. I'm sure my current CPU will be fine for a few years to come. But still once I see a good CPU from AMD or Intel that is verified immune to the flaws in Specter/Meltdown I will be back to looking at the market to see what will fit my need.

    Sigh...
     
  8. N4CR

    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    As I had no idea what this lake was, I looked it up.
    It's supposedly the 7xxx series. It appears they even made an lga2066 for just a single, shitty quad core lol.
     
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  9. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Does this make this their shortest running CPU line?
     
  10. ryan_975

    ryan_975 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Market demand shifted? Did they really think there was ever a demand for these products?

    LGA2066 is used by more than one (actually two) shitty quad cores.
     
  11. ChronoDetector

    ChronoDetector 2[H]4U

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    I never saw the point of these processors on the X299 platform, only dual channel support and 16 PCI-E lanes compared to having quad channel support and having a max of 40+ PCI-E lanes just didn't make too much sense. At least support quad channel and having at least 28 PCI-E lanes would have been more appealing.

    If you buy these processors, you may as well get an i7 7700k and be done with it. Because you can't even use most of the features on the X299 platform.
     
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  12. DKS

    DKS Limp Gawd

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    I did. It’s a decent overclocker.
     
  13. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    They really are good overclockers. The one on my test bench would hit about 5.1-5.2GHz on some motherboards. That said, the CPU didn't make much sense even with that being true. As others have said, (as have I on numerous occasions) the CPU is worthless because it gimps the platform it uses to a point where it makes no sense to buy it in the first place. It did out clock its LGA 1151 counterpart by around 200MHz or so. It was hardly worth it given the price of admission on the motherboard side.
     
  14. DF-1

    DF-1 2[H]4U

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    I have no idea what's been happening with Intel since the 6700k. Everything is named similarly and with 'Lake' they released like 4 generations in 2 years... what's going on?
     
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  15. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Intel was doing this stupid tick tock release schedule in which the newest architecture came out on the mainstream platform while the older architecture was relegated to the high end desktop or HEDT market segment. Up until Intel lost its mind, CPUs for the HEDT market were all adapted from the Xeon line and were enhanced versions of the older mainstream architectures. These CPUs added cores, cache, had more memory channels and PCIe lanes.

    Then AMD got off its ass and released something worth looking at and Intel panicked. They released their HEDT parts and then added Kaby Lake-X to the lineup for people who wanted HEDT motherboards and a CPU that would gimp them to a point where you might as well have stuck with the mainstream motherboards. The piece of shit this thread is talking about was for LGA 2066 / HEDT motherboards but it only gave you dual channel memory capability, less RAM capacity, and no more PCIe lanes than you got with Kaby Lake on LGA 1151. After Ryzen came out, Intel released Coffee Lake which was nothing more than a Kaby Lake part with more than four cores. It still uses the mainstream socket.

    Essentially we have Skylake-X on the HEDT side and Kaby, Kaby Lake-X and Coffee lake on the mainstream. All of which are variants of the same architecture.
     
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