Intel to release "KF" and "F" variants of Coffee Lake processors

What does the F stand for?

AMD to release

Intel to release "KF" and "F" variants of Coffee Lake processors 

Rumour has it that Intel has plans to release several new 9th Generation processors, with some SKUs shipping under "KF" and "F" series branding, suggesting a major change from today's 9th Generation K-series processors. 

Amongst these new processors are the i9-9900KF, i7-9700KF, i5-9600KF, i5-9400F and i3-8100F. At this time it is unknown how Intel's F-series processors are differentiated from their non-F variants. 

It has been speculated that Intel KF and F series processors will lack an integrated graphics chip, though at this time this has not been confirmed. If this is the case, Intel could be using these F series chips to increase the production volumes, using silicon that was previously considered worthless to create a new product. Alternatively, Intel could be manufacturing Coffee Lake-S silicon that lacks an integrated graphics portion from the start, though this is less likely.  

The same hardware leak from gamer.com/tw also suggests that Intel is planning to release a new B365 chipset, which is expected to use Intel's older 22nm manufacturing process. 

AMD to release  

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Most Recent Comments

03-12-2018, 07:53:36

F = Failed, ie according to the article maybe using silicon that was considered useless Quote

03-12-2018, 08:06:39

Originally Posted by Dawelio View Post
F = Failed, ie according to the article maybe using silicon that was considered useless

And KF = KiloFailed, so even more trash Quote

03-12-2018, 08:21:41

I have a feeling these are something to do with outsourced silicon. "finfet" maybe?Quote

03-12-2018, 08:52:58

So my knowledge on silicon and the like is lacking so I'm curious.

If these do turn out to be k chips that lack the iGPU could this mean they run cooler and are potentially better overclockers because there is one less thing the chip is having to run?Quote

03-12-2018, 09:29:03

I know what it means.

Some one asked the Intel engineers what to do about Ryzen and he replied "F***ed if I know"Quote

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