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Intel will reportedly introduce the Z399 platform for new HEDT processors

Intel Skylake-X Refresh

Intel may have more than Coffee Lake Refresh processors in store for us, as a new report suggests the company will also be launching a new series of motherboards and Skylake-X Refresh processors.

Intel will supposedly introduce a new Z399 platform to succeed its current high-end desktop X299 chipset, according to PC manufacturer who spoke to PC Builder’s Club. The Z399 chipset breaks away from the trend of Intel using an X-designation for its HEDT platform, and it’s mostly due to AMD already snapping up the X399 name for its Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation CPUs.

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According to the insider source, Z399 motherboards are already being made to order for SkyLake-X Refresh processors that may launch this October.

However, before you get excited about Intel finally introducing its 28-core processor, this long-anticipated chip supposedly won’t be coming with this generation. Instead the PC manufacturer says the rumored Z399 platform’s LGA 2066 socket is only designed to fit up to a 22-core CPU.

We reportedly shouldn’t expect Intel's 28-core processor to appear until the start of 2019, when it will supposedly be launched as an Intel Cascade Lake-X series chip.

Via Wccftech