Ever since AMD played their trump card by launching Ryzen series processors, Intel is leaving no stone unturned to at least maintain its market share. Perhaps, the last strategy Intel opted didn’t work and they have another plan to tackle the situation. After getting the taste of fierce competition from Ryzen 7 and 5 series processors, Intel will reportedly launch their next processor lineup much before its original schedule.
Digitimes’ report, along with several others, has confirmed that Intel is indeed planning to bring the new processors soon to counter AMD Ryzen. The report says that the company will be launching the Basin Falls platform that includes Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X processors and X299 chipset at Computex 2017.
The event is scheduled for May 30 to June 3 in Taipei and if Intel makes the announcement there, it would be two months prior to its original launch date.
Besides this, Intel was also expected to launch the Coffee Lake processors series based on 14nm process node in January 2018. But now the launch will happen months before the original date in August 2017. The processors will be announced along with the Z370 chipset which will be followed by more CPUs and the H370 and B360/H310 chipsets during the end of 2017 or early 2018.
With Intel trying so hard to stay relevant in the market, AMD is all set to disrupt the processor market again. AMD is planning to release a 16-core Ryzen processor along with the X399 platform in the third quarter of 2017. With this launch, Intel will also need to update its lineup to match the processor count of the AMD’s offerings.