Jul 21, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

Intel CPU Release Date Latest Update: Basin Falls, Coffee Lake Platforms To Debut Earlier Than Expected; Specs Reviewed

Apr 21, 2017 05:24 PM EDT

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(Photo : David Ramos /Getty Images) Intel’s Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platform release date is moved up in May and in August, respectively. Both processors’ debut is earlier than expected due to the increasing competition from AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5.

As the competition between Intel and AMD is increasing, the company has decided to move up its latest processor Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platform debut earlier. The Basin Falls will be launched in May and Coffee Lake will be released in August. Both processors, previously, was planned to be released in 2018. The processor-creator company will unveil the Basin Falls alongside Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPU at Computex 2017.

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The event will take place starting May 30 to June 3, which is two months earlier than the initial release date. There is unverified news claiming that the company shifts the launch date of Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platforms to keep up with AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor competition, however, no confirmation has been given from Intel's side regarding this part.

Just for information, Skylake-X is the standard CPU update that supposed to launch as part of an HEDT (High-End Desktop) refresh cycle, featuring 140W with 6, 8 and 10-core architectures. Intel also has planned to release a 12-core Skylake-X processor in August alongside Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platforms, MacRumors reported.

As for Kaby Lake-X, the CPU is said to be an 112W quad-core + integrated graphics capable of running on the X299 platform. Users might wonder how this variant can differentiate itself from the X270 in which some suggest that higher CPU clock speed might have a play in that part. Those two processors will make their debuts this year alongside Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platforms.

The processor-maker company states that Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platforms might be used for MacPro machines and the top-notch server-grade iMac in the future. Intel explains that Basin Falls will be limited to two channels of DDR4 only and just 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0, which many users think that the product isn't as powerful as promoted.

According to ExtremeTech, the Coffee Lake is considered as a refinement of Intel's 14nm+ process (14nm++), featuring a 4.4GHz base clock with a 4.6 to 4.7GHz Turbo and is said to have a six-core ordinary desktop. With more clock speed, this processor will deliver marginal performance improvements as users' expectations of Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake CPU platforms.

Do you think Intel's Basin Falls and Coffee Lake can match AMD Ryzen? Which one do you think is the best processor? Tell us what you think about it. 


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