Before the appearance of AMD Ryzen change the Skylake-X to 12 cores in the "Intel impatient" state & possibility of price revision

It was reported that Intel will hurry the next high-end CPU "Skylake-X" quickly, changing from 10 cores / 20 threads to 12 cores / 24 threads. This move will be released on March 3, 2017 AMD's new CPU "RyzenIt is obvious that it is intended to catch on, and it seems that the real battle of Intel vs. AMD which betted on hegemony of the CPU market finally starts at last.

[RUMOR] Intel could commercialize a 12C / 24T Skylake-X - Bits and Chips

Intel Begins Price War With AMD Ryzen - Massive Price Cuts on Intel Chips By Retailers

Intel's "Skylake-X"LGA 2066The current high-end model adopting the platform "Broadwell-EThis is the next high-end CPU to replace. From the beginning, the top model was scheduled to appear with 10 cores / 20 threads as well as Broadwell-E, but the possibility of being changed to 12 cores / 24 threads is emerging. According to Jens Maria Forni of Bits and Chips, "Intel has expanded its high-end model to 12 cores / meters to the current situation that the 8-core / 16-thread Ryzen 7 is showing performance beyond the 8-core Broadwell-E, We will change it to 24 threads. "

Although specification change of the high-end model which is only rumor level to the last, at least Intel is going to revise the price of Broadwell-E of the current model, while the advance information that Ryzen 7 is overwhelming Intel in terms of cost performance at least floods The prediction that it is unavoidable is mainstream.

With Intel continuing to silence, retailers are beginning to move down markedly to lower the current Intel CPUs as soon as possible.Micro CenterCuts the high-end model Intel Core i7-6950X by a substantial price cut of $ 300 (about 34,000 yen) from 1899.99 dollars (about 213,000 yen) to 1599.99 dollars (about 179,000 yen).

Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-3 Boxed Processor BX80671I 76950 X - Micro Center

At the Micro Center, not only Broadwell-E but also main stream "SkylakeSeries and the newly appearing "January 2017"Kaby Lake"Series has also been downgraded and the retail store's intention that Intel will want to reduce inventory even a little before the official price revision is visible can be seen through.

High-end model of Ryzen"Ryzen 7 1800X" has performance exceeding $ 1050 (about 118,000 yen) Intel Core i7-6900K despite $ 499 (about 56,000 yen)As mentioned above, Intel is likely to be forced to revise its price significantly.

In addition, Ryzen 3 of the cheaper 6 core model Ryzen 5, 4 core model also plans to appear one after another from the second quarter of 2017 in the form of hitting Intel's Core i 5, Core i 3 series. 6 core model ofRyzen 5 1600X is 69% better than Core i 5-7600 KIt is likely that Intel will be forced to respond because the Ryzen CPU may even erase the Intel CPUs even under lower models.

Although it is a CPU that has not been remarkably evolved compared to the GPU for several years, it seems that Intel is no longer in the state to be able to overhaul due to the revival of AMD. In addition, AMDPresentation of next generation GPU architecture "VEGA"To NVIDIA's "GeForce GTX 1080 Ti"Scheduled on February 28, 2017 on the same day as the announcement, GPU will also pursue NVIDIA. AMD's revival is inevitable to create competition in terms of performance and price in the CPU & GPU market, and it seems that vibrancy will return to the PC market in 2017.

in Hardware, Posted by darkhorse_log