Intel Skylake-X/Kaby Lake-X:
Apperantly Intel is deciding to make a Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X platform by next year (as oppose to the -E platforms like Broadwell-E), this may effect people who are waiting on Zen, but I mean one can only play the waiting game for so long before something new comes to destroy it (except for Intel's CPUs, which only make 5% jumps). The Skylake-X will feature 44 PCIe Gen3 lanes on the 8 and 10 core parts as opposed to the Broadwell-E only having 40, a minor improvement. The 6 core part is going to be cut down to 28 lanes and Idk if they will have a 40 lane version of the 6 core part. The Kaby Lake-X features a Quad Core processor (as an extreme edition!?) Kaby Lake-X features a 112W power draw so it's higher than the mainstream Quad Cores today, who knows what gains (or losses) will be seen through Kaby Lake-X
AMD Zen CPUs:
So leaks of Zen have came out when some people got their hands on an engineering sample, the clock speeds looks unpromising, as the 40% IPC will not look as impressive without similar clocks or higher, given that this Zen CPU is 2.8 GHz vs the current FX CPUs and Athlon that is at 4 GHz or near 4 GHz, clockspeed will likely be higher given that this is an engineering sample. This CPU manages to consume very little power in idle compared to the CPUs native power output. The CPUs come in the following Core/Thread Configuration
4 Cores/8 Threads AM4+ 65W
8 Cores/16 Threads AM4+ 95W
24 Cores/48 Threads SP3 160W
32 Cores/64 Threads SP3 180W
They apperantly skipped the 6C/12T and 16C/32T Configurations? This is strange, would be ideal to squeeze a 6-core between a 4-core and 8-core I assumed, but this was based on the bang for the buck I got on my i7 5820K as oppose to an i7 4790K or an i7 5960X. I hope they squeeze a middle, unless the 8-Core CPU isn't too expensive (like $250ish, maybe a bit more). This was my most anticipated product to come out this year as one can hope that AMD can keep Intel from being a monopoly on x86_64 platform.
More AMD RX 470/460 info?
I would take this with a grain of salt, according to this leak, the RX 470 is ridiculously close to the RX 480 in performance, by only around 3% and this shows it exceeding the GTX 970/980 in AoTS, which is a heavily AMD title, so it will likely be just under a GTX 970 overall, being 15%-20% weaker than the RX 480 maybe, maybe tied at best since the RX 480 is just above a GTX 970. I would wait until these GPUs launch so we can make sure that the results are as predicted and not a hype train that's gonna crash, wouldn't want to overhype.
As for the RX 460, would also take this with a grain of salt, especially since the card's specs are far lower than the RX 470. It shows the RX 460 performing near a GTX 960, which outclasses the R7 270X.