Intel’s ninth generation of redundant Skylake-X Refresh HEDT processors could have a rather short lifespan of just three quarters. Intel seems to be planning to publish its next HEDT platform, codenamed Glacier Falls.
Glacier Falls could be announced at the end of the second or the beginning of the third quarter of next year, and it is expected that the platform will be presented during the Computex 2019 fair in June.
Procured details suggest that two new mainstream chipsets for the desktop platform are under preparation – B365 Express and H310C Express. There is no information about what separates these chipsets from the current B360 and H310 models.
It is suggested that the new chipsets require a stronger CPU VRM to support the ninth generation Core processors with six and eight cores, which are known to require up to 140W. Also, there is little possibility that Intel will enable B365 CPU overclocking support to compete with what the AMD B450 offers.