Intel will announce its 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors on 21 August
Intel just announced its intention to make an announcement. The chip giant will unveil its 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors and the related architecture on 21 August, a move that will complete its entire CPU line-up for the year with new entry-level, mainstream, and enthusiast-class chips.
The company just revealed the rest of its Core i9 processors a couple of days ago, and it looks like it fully intends to keep busy.
The latest announcement is in keeping with what Intel has been saying since the start of the year, that Coffee Lake will arrive in the second-half of 2017.
These 8th-generation processors are an iterative upgrade to Kaby Lake and Skylake before it, and will still be based on the 14nm process node.
But aside from talking up a supposed 30 per cent improvement in SYSmark with the new U-series chips at Computex 2017, Intel has been tight-lipped on further details. However, the 8th-generation processors will reportedly require new motherboards, and will not work with existing 200-series boards.
In addition, there’s talk that the new chips will feature more cores than before, so six-core Core i5 and Core i7 parts may not be a surprise.
The unveiling is scheduled for 8am PDT on 21 August, which translates to 11pm here in Singapore. Intel will be streaming the event live, and you can catch it yourself on their Facebook page.
The key question now is whether Intel will go with a staggered rollout, as it did with Kaby Lake by launching its mobile chips first, or if it will choose to launch both desktop and mobile processors at the same time.