Intel Cascade Lake (LGA 3647) coming next month, Cascade Lake-X (LGA 2066) in June
The LGA 3647 and LGA 2066 sockets have been around for a while, so the sockets mentioned in the title are nothing new. However, Intel will bring two waves of new processors to the Cascade Lake family. The new processors should come just in time to fight the expected June launch of the desktop AMD Ryzen 3000 chips.
According to a fresh leak, the new Cascade Lake chips for the LGA 3647 socket will hit the market next month, followed by the Cascade Lake-X processors for LGA 2066 that are rumored to show up at COMPUTEX 2019, in June. The same source revealed that the Cascade Lake-X processor is the direct successor to Kaby Lake-X, although the official presentations claim it to be a Skylake successor instead.
The problem with the new chips is that the models that will include the 48-core AP processor — supposed to be more than three times as fast as the AMD EPYC offerings — will be the first to arrive and will be priced accordingly, so they are not exactly the best choices for gaming rigs. Thankfully, the more affordable processors will be launched by Intel in June. Now, we only need to wait for a while to see new benchmarks and details coming up.
This summer will be a very interesting one for the desktop processor market — leaving aside the expensive LGA 3647 parts, of course. Would you bet on Intel or AMD? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.