Intel Coffee Lake CPUs are the mainstream CPUs that will be hitting the market next. This will be the 8th generation of CPUs and as time is going by we are getting new information regarding the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs. We heard rumors that Intel will be pushing the pace and introducing the new CPUs ahead of time.
It was previously reported that the new CPUs that were supposed to come out in the first quarter of 2018 will not be coming out in the summer this year. It turns out that it is partially true. What Intel is going to do is release the SKUs with unlocked multipliers in the summer and the rest of the CPUs in the Intel Coffee Lake series will be released in 2018.
This is not something new as this is something that we have seen before. In August 2015 Intel released the K-series SKUs of the Skylake CPUs and then released the other variants a month later. This time the wait is a bit longer.
Intel Coffee Lake CPUs will be coming out with the new Z300 chipset. This could be a response to the new threat in the CPU market that is AMD Ryzen.
It is expected that the CPU releasing this summer will be 4 core or 6 core K-series variants that will have a TDP of 95W. The non-K variants will be coming out early 2018 and will have a TDP of 65 watts. In 2018 we also expect to see entry-level dual core CPUs as well. It will be interesting to see what kind of performance improvements Intel Coffee Lake will have to offer.
At the end of the day, it will all come down to price to performance, how much of an improvement these chips are as compared to current CPUs and how well these CPUs can compete with the competition.
Let us know if you think the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs will be worth the upgrade.