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Author Topic: Intel 8th gen Core “Coffee Lake” chips to launch August 21st  (Read 79 times)
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« on: August 08, 2017, 06:14:42 PM »

Intel will officially launch its 8th-gen Core processor family on August 21st. Code-named “Coffee Lake,” this is the fourth generation of chips from Intel to be built on a 14nm process, but according to a series of leaks in recent weeks we should be able to expect improved performance thanks to increased clock speeds and core counts, among other things.

At least that’s true of Intel’s Coffee Lake chips for desktops. I’ve heard a lot less about the notebook processors.

Intel isn’t providing many details ahead of the launch time, but in addition to showcasing the new chips on August 21st, Intel says it’ll be providing a “sneak peek at some of the amazing system designs based on 8th gen Intel Core processors.”

I suspect we’ll learn more about those systems when the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin opens at the end of the month.

In related news, details about Intel’s Core i3-8300, Core i3-8100, and Core i3-8350K chips have leaked recently. These chips are all quad-core processors, but they all lake support for hyperthreading.

Intel Coffee Lake-S desktop chip details leaked.

The good news is that the new chips will be available with up to 6 cores and up to 12 threads and higher clock speeds. If the leaked details are correct, here are specs for some of the first Coffee Lake-S chips:

■ Core i3-8300 – 4-core/8-thread/4 GHz base speed/65W TDP

■ Core i5-8400 – 6-core/6-thread/2.8GHz base/3.8GHz Turbo

■ Core i5-8600K – 6-core/6-thread/3.6GHz base/4.1 GHz boost/95W TDP

■ Core i7-8700 – 6-core/12-thread/3.2GHz base/65W TDP

■ Core i7-8700K – 6-core/12-thread/3.7GHz base/4.3GHz Turbo/95W TDP

Note that some of those details are incomplete, and so is the list: we can expect to see Celeron and Pentium variants of Coffee Lake-S chips as well.


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