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Intel’s 8-core Coffee Lake processor will arrive this September, says report

Intel 8-core Coffee Lake

Intel’s first mainstream octa-core processor is due to arrive in a few months, according to the latest rumors.

A PCWatch report claims to have launch schedule details on Intel’s next three desktop processor families. Supposedly, we will see Intel’s 8-core Coffee Lake Refresh – as opposed to the Coffee Lake-S moniker we’ve seen thus far –  processor as an extension of the existing Coffee Lake family of processors this September to help close the gap between itself and AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation.

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What the report doesn’t mention is whether these Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs will launch with Intel’s oft-rumored Z390 motherboard.

If the rumors are true, this would put yet another damper on the possibility of seeing Intel Cannon Lake processors anytime soon.

A new high-end platform?

The PCWatch report also alludes to the possibility of a new high-end desktop processor with up to 22-cores also launching this September. That would be an extra four-cores over the current top-end consumer processor from Intel, the Core i9-7980XE, which features 18 cores and 36 threads.

PCWatch refers to the chip as being either a part of the Skylake-X or Kaby Lake-X family, but it’s sure the CPU will socket into a new LGA2066 Basin Fall platform – so, it seems upgrading to Intel’s next high-end desktop (HEDT) processor will require buying a new motherboard.

Intel publicly announced its plans for a 28-core processor that operates at 5GHz, so we at least know its certain that the company is looking to replace or expanding its current Skylake X family.

Lastly, the PCWatch report makes a small mention of a completely new Cascade Lake-X family of processors said to launch in the second half of 2019. Supposedly, these new CPUs will target the ultra-premium HEDT niche.

Via Wccftech

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is the Hardware and Roundups Editor at IGN Entertainment. Prior to IGN Entertainment, he worked at TechRadar.