I was waiting on the LGA2066 (X299) platform to arrive before upgrading the main PC.
So, Skylake X has arrived along with KabyLake X.
The X299 is a really nice chipset, but to make the most of it you need a SkyLake X chip with 44 PCIe lanes.
Intel only do that chip in i9 flavour. No thanks. I’m wondering who can take advantage of a CPU with 10 plus cores?
Great for some tasks no doubt, but no advantage for games, and I don’t see consumers running applications that can take advantage of so many CPU cores.
AMD Ryzen. Good value, crap at overclocking and DRAM support, and the X370 chipset isn’t a true high end chipset, IMO.
Back to Intel, Z370 and Coffee Lake is only a stopgap, with CannonLake arriving six months later, and will require the Z390 chipset.
I won’t be upgrading just now, and i’ll be waiting to see IF a hex core Coffee Lake does arrive, and hope that Cannon Lake also has a hex core variant.
As for the i9 SkyLake X, and AMD Threadripper, those for consumers are no more than (bragging rights), IMO.