What does Intel have in store for the HEDT market this year? Nothing, apparently. Users on ASUS’s official ROG forums (via HXL) have spotted a marketing slide with release frames for Intel’s X Series, S Series, and H series processors, but the former is grayed out, which suggests there won’t be any new Core X Series processors debuting in 2020.
intel HEDT😑https://t.co/Oh6AnYlDH3 pic.twitter.com/vLaxcsaFvM— HXL (@9550pro) June 3, 2020
Actually, Intel seems to be done with desktop CPUs for this year entirely. Despite rumors of Rocket Lake-S (Comet Lake-S’s successor) debuting later in 2020, the S- and H-Series segments only feature products that have already been released (e.g., “10th Gen – K SKU”).
It’s unclear when Intel will unveil a new line of Core X processors, but they better be good. The current flagship – the Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition – tops out at 18 cores, which is significantly less than AMD’s current HEDT champion, the 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.