Intel has been doing pretty good in processors as we’ve seen a number of fresh iterations coming in the past few months.They have recently rolled out the Core-X series comprising of variants including

  • Core i7-7900X
  • Core i7-7820X
  • Core i7-7800X
  • Core i7-7740X
  • Core i5-7640X

Intel Core X Series Skylake X and Kaby Lake X CPU Family 1030x579 Intel “Core X” HEDT CPU as reviewed on ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard

It all started when the Intel started to improve their core count in X99 with a leap of 6 to 10. After 3 years of X99, Intel has come a long way and the latest launch, the X299 is another grand enthusiast platform. The core-count, PCIe lanes, and the storage capabilities have been improved to a much greater extent resulting in higher clock speeds.

Core-X Series Performance On ASRock’s X299 Taichi

The ASRock’s X299 Taichi motherboard is a gamer’s heaven with following notable features:

  • Latest PCH to support the enthusiast processors
  • Based on LGA 2066 socket, it will provide support for at least two generations of processors
  • Up to 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes
  • Up to quad channel memory with speeds up to DDR4-2667 MHz
  • Kaby Lake X series processors will only support dual channel RAM and the native speeds are limited to 2667 MHz

Intel Core X X299 6 1030x579 Intel “Core X” HEDT CPU as reviewed on ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard

Why Only Dual Channel RAM for Kaby Lake-X?

This limited speed in the Kaby Lake-X chip is because of the IMC on this architecture that only allows support for dual channel memory. The smaller mainstream chip die has been swapped with a larger enthusiast chip. Rest is all the same. However, the Intel X299 platform fully supports CPU overclocking but with some reports suggesting heat issues.

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