Intel X299 motherboard spotted with an i7 7740K CPU

Intel X299 motherboard spotted with an i7 7740K CPU

Intel X299 motherboard spotted with an i7 7740K CPU

 
Intel’s upcoming X299 CPU socket has been revealed in some new SiSoft Sandra benchmarks, alongside an i7 7740K CPU. This new platform will be using Intel’s LGA 2066 socket, which is rumoured to support both Skylake-E and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs. 
 
This new HEDT will replace Intel’s X99 platform, offering support for quad-channel memory and additional PCIe lanes than the companies desktop grade LGA 1151 (Z170 and Z270) motherboards. 
 
The motherboard in the test result below is made by AsRock, using a Kaby Lake-X series CPU that is said to come with a higher TDP of 112W compared to 91W for standard Kaby Lake CPUs and come without a GPU component and higher CPU clock speeds. 

  

Intel X299 motherboard spotted with an i7 7740K CPU 

Recent rumours have suggested that Intel’s Kaby Lake-X CPUs will offer similar features to their Kaby Lake-S counterparts, though the CPU’s integrated graphics processor will be disabled.   

With a TDP of 112W Kaby lake-X CPUs will have higher clock speeds than their desktop LGA 1150 counterparts and may potentially have more overclocking headroom. This CPU will likely be the entry level CPU for the LGA 2066 platform, giving its users the opportunity to upgrade to a CPU with more cores and PCIe lanes at a later date. 

The Kaby Lake-X CPU is said to only support dual channel memory, whereas the Skylake-X CPUs will support Quad-channel memory, making Kaby Lake-X CPUs limit the potential of future X109/LGA 2066 motherboards. 

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs to launch on Intel's LGA 2066 socket

 

You can join the discussion on Intel’s i7 7740K and X299 platform on the OC3D Forums.