Did you see the thread about leaked forthcoming socket 1161 and socket 2076, presumably for 2018/2019, repsectively?
(Not that a potential 8700K buyer would likely need a CPU upgrade soon after anyway, but, for sure socket 1151 already dead end....no more releases on 1151v2,at least none forecasted currently, but, you could never rule out them slipping in a '8750K' with 100 MHz higher base clock)
Yes, I could see Intel release yet another 1151v2 chip, maybe a model from tweaking of existing overstock (like the meaningless i7-4771), which by chance was exactly 100 MHz more over the (then) highly popular i7-4770.......just to gain some extra R&D cash for their upcoming projects!
Speaking of which, the two 'Devil's Canyon' CPU's was a sweet final release of Intel's most successful (in sales & longevity) of the Haswell (1150) line, had a great 3.5 year run, by far the longest of the post 'i' series gen to this day. A run that may never be broken, given the fast paced releases since. Many considers Devil's Canyon to be a parting gift from Intel to all of the ones who made Haswell the success it was, to be able to get two last fast CPU's, and I'm happy to have been a part of it. Both should last me a total of a decade, or until these become third string PC's!
Here's how my latest project has turned out...so far. Still have some work to do, would like to make it run 32GB RAM, as the FX-8350 did before. Just found out also that my 8GB GSkill Aegis RAM modules are overclockable, had to, by default ran at near half of it's rated 800 MHz each (1600 MHz as a kit). Instead, are now running at some odd spec, I believe 1732 MHz, dual channel. Also, I need to learn the difference between 'ganged' & 'unganged', my experience has always been that everything falls into place once the PC is fired up. Am not sure is the terms are related to dual channel, which I'm running, may have to create my own Topic in regards to this. May be the reason why Windows won't boot with 32GB installed, although can use the other two modules elsewhere.
Can't get it to run below 39C yet, may be it's best, although Prime95 doesn't push it any warmer than a manual MBAM Threat scan. Yet the feel of the PC with the Phenom x4 965 is more responsive than the FX-6300 for certain & close to 8530 levels, using half the quantity of RAM.
Looking forward to Intel's new sockets again & how AMD will respond, although I don't see them moving away from the AM4 socket for a while. Historically, they've tended to get the most out of existing ones, just a couple of versions back were the long running & successful (in sales) AM3+ sockets, of which would also run AM3.
Oh, and while here, I also had to move the NH-D15 fan on my main rig, until I purchased the TridentX modules with removable heat spreaders & it's still a tad higher, here's the original pics.
Have learned from both between you & Drillingmachine, as well as many others here over the past decade, was a follower of the site 7 years before joining.
As to 'AMD vs Intel', I'm no fanboy of either & never have been when it comes to CPU's, only the one that meets my need/desire at time of purchase. Had AMD not dragged around so long over the Ryzen release, wouldn't had purchased the MB's I'm now running nor the FX-8350, I simply wanted the best AMD build I could find. Although hindered myself a bit be not looking closer at FM2+, because these has PCIe 3.0 x16 lanes, while not as powerful as the FX-8350, there's one or two fairly potent Athlon chips w/out onboard graphics & the speed of a PCIe x4 NVMe SSD would had more than made up for any power loss. Have a spare of these in my safe, still in sealed package, just nowhere to install for now.
The reason from the beginning, going back to my ASRock 970M Pro3/FX-6300 purchase a couple of years back, I simply wasn't aware of the FM2/FM2+ differences, other than many offered onboard graphics. Guess it called living & learning, no need to second guess myself now, only to research unfamiliar brands more before pulling the trigger.