UPDATE: Seems like the 8 Core Intel CPU might be coming to current Coffee Lake-S series as Intel has referenced Coffee Lake-S 8 Core CPU in its official technical documents.
Following the launch of AMD Ryzen in the CPU market, Intel has been trying to come up with a counter-attack with its 8th gen Coffee Lake CPUs and while Intel has increased core and thread counts for its Coffee Lake CPUs but, it seems that the Intel Core i7-8700K generational successor will feature 8 Core and 16 threads.
The information comes from portable workstation manufacturer, Eurocom, who revealed on a social forum that Intel Core i7-8700K generational successor will feature 8 Cores and 16 threads in 2019.
If the information is true then the 9 Gen Core i7 will feature 8 physical cores and 16 threads. The 9th Gen Intel Processors will be 10nm Ice Lake. However, it is not confirmed if the core and thread counts will increase for the 9th Gen Intel Core i5 and Core i3.
But, it will be a good opportunity for Intel to increase the core and thread count for Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 giving i5 6-core/12-thread, and Core i3 4-core/8-thread. However, it is not confirmed yet so take it with a grain of salt.
Speaking of Intel chips, Intel has revealed that it won’t be patching out Spectre and Meltdown exploits in some of its chips. Intel has stopped the microcode production for a total of 10 product families covering more than 200 processor models.
After a comprehensive investigation of the microarchitectures and microcode capabilities for these products, Intel has determined to not release microcode updates for these products for one or more reasons
Also, Intel has announced a slew of Coffee Lake Mobile CPUs with Intel Core i9 8950HK leading the H-Series. The Intel Core i9-8950HK has a base clock speed of 2.9GHz and the boost clock is 4.6GHz.
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