Yes, these chipset naming conventions are getting confusing. Intel is set to launch its X599 chipset (not to be confused with AMD’s X399) which will support its new 28-core CPUs. During this year’s Computex, Intel revealed it’s new HEDT CPUs. These new processors will be based on the LGA 3647 socket and will be configured for the X99 chipset which we still don’t know a lot about. One thing we do know for sure is that this new lineup will support Hexa-Channel DDR4 memory.
Two other chipsets are set to launch roughly around the same time, the Intel X299 chipset and the 300 series.
These new Intel CPUs will be targeted to compete with the new Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series which is AMD’s new HEDT platform. While info is scarce, expect a launch towards the end of this year or beginning of next. We’ll of course keep you updated a information comes in regarding the X599 Chipset.