If the newer reports are to be believed, Intel’s next processor family would see a delay. A few days back Intel showcased three product series that it intended to launch over the course of next four quarters. It turns out that the Coffee Lake won’t see the light of day until February 2018.
The news about the delayed launch comes from WinFuture.de after Computex concluded. Intel had showcased its desktop roadmap to its partners at the event where the detail was revealed. Golem.de reported the scoop along with the fact that the 8th Gen Intel processors will be launched this year itself.
Intel Core X was the newest high-end series launched by the company recently and the Core i7 series was replaced with Core i9 series to be the top end processor lineup for the consumers. The Core i7 and Core i5 processors were also updated with a few based on Skylake X and Kaby Lake X. The highest-end Core i9 processor has 18 cores and costs $1,999 with a starting price of $999 for the 10-core variant.
Later this year, the company will be launching the 8th generation CPUs but will be coming with refreshed Kaby Lake instead of Coffee Lake. For the 15W Kaby Lake U parts, the core count will be increased from 2 to 4. This will better the performance by up to 30 percent for Ultrabooks.
While the 8th gen Coffee Lake CPUs will launch starting February 2018 with limited products and more processors under the series will be launched in the next few months. The processors will be targeted at the mainstream market and will include 4-core and 6-core CPUs along with Z370 chipset.
To compete with the growing popularity of the Ryzen processors, Intel has increased the core count in this segment. Some of the Core i7 processors will have 6 cores and 12 threads while there will be Core i5 processors with 4 cores and 8 threads.