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Intel to launch 8-core Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs in September - Report

8 cores for consumer desktop and 22 cores for HEDT?

Intel to launch 8-core Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs in September - Report

Intel to launch 8-core Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs in September - Report

The release of AMD's first Ryzen processors started a core war between AMD and Intel, forcing the latter to rework their desktop and high-end desktop (HEDT) lineups to compete with AMD's competitively priced Ryzen series processors. 

Things are looking to heat up further with Intel's long rumoured 8-core Coffee Lake refresh, offering up to eight cores and sixteen threads to compete with AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation lineup. Recent reports are now discussing a possible September release date for Intel's 8-core LGA 1151 CPU, explaining why Intel's 5GHz i7-8086K is a Limited Edition processor. Intel's new i7-8086K will not remain Intel's desktop flagship for long. 

In the HEDT world, Intel is also expected to release processors with up to 22 cores on their LGA X299 platform, upping their maximum core count from 18 to 22. This release is seen as a response to AMD's upcoming Threadripper 2nd Generation lineup, which will offer 24 core and 32 core processors for the first time.

Intel to launch 8-core Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs in September - Report  

With their 8-core offerings, Intel plans to reassert their dominance in the desktop PC market, offering the same core counts as their rival on a mainstream CPU socket while providing higher clock speeds and higher performance levels per clock. These processors are also expected to use the same 14nm manufacturing process as today's Coffee Lake offerings. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's rumoured 8-core Coffee Lake Refresh releasing in September on the OC3D Forums.  

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13-06-2018, 12:07:28

NeverBackDown
Going to run even hotter and therefore be slower as you won't be able to clock as highQuote

13-06-2018, 12:35:47

Giggyolly
If that gets anywhere near 5Ghz, I will be impressed.Quote

13-06-2018, 12:51:44

Bartacus
I'd be impressed if this thing didn't require yet another new and buggy platform to run on.Quote

13-06-2018, 12:57:10

Dicehunter
It's a shame the 8 core CF will require a brand new motherboard even though it will be just an 8 core 8700K, If Intel had any sense they'd let Z370 owners drop it in to steal some of AMD's multi gen socket thunder.Quote

14-06-2018, 03:15:03

looz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
I'd be impressed if this thing didn't require yet another new and buggy platform to run on.
Well, Devil's Canyon didn't so there is hope. :PQuote
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