Almost a year ago, the giant chip manufacturer Intel announced two processors from the Kaby Lake-X line for overclockers. However, now according to the latest reports, the giant chip manufacturer Intel recently killed Kaby Lake-X CPUs less than a year after launch.
Intel KILLS Kaby Lake-X Less Than A Year After Launch
Almost a year ago, the giant chip manufacturer Intel announced two processors from the Kaby Lake-X line for overclockers. They had only four cores, required an expensive motherboard, and did not bring many advantages over other models.
Therefore, the Kaby Lake-X line has been quietly closed. An official document warns that Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X will be discontinued because “market demand migrated to other Intel products.”
The two processors were made for enthusiasts to overclock using Intel’s HEDT platform. It requires X299 motherboards to ensure the power supply to the chip and thus help achieve higher clocks.
However, as PC World explains, these CPUs do not have obvious advantages over the standard Kaby Lake models – the speed increase is quite small. In addition, X299 motherboards cost significantly more than conventional models.
Because Kaby Lake-X only has two memory channels, half of the DIMMs on the motherboard are not used. It does not make much sense to invest so much money in Core i5-7640X with 4 cores and 4 threads – that is, without hyperthreading.
As for the Core i7-7740X, it lost any competitiveness when the Coffee Lake generation hit the market. The new Core i7-8700K is priced similarly but has six cores (instead of four) and higher clock speed in turbo mode.
The giant chip manufacturer Intel has been struggling to compete with the AMD Threadripper line, including rolling out a Core i9 processor with 18 cores – but you need to be careful of those flaws in strategy.
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