Finally, some news regarding Intel’s upcoming “Coffee Lake” CPUs. According to a recent rumour, it looks like the company is currently preparing several six-core CPUs that are based on the new Coffee Lake architecture. Interestingly, Intel is also said to be readying at least one Core i5 CPU with six CPU cores.
The first wave of Intel Coffee Lake CPUs are expected to be launched within the next few months. For the high-end segment, Intel is expected to unveil the Core i7-8700K CPU, which may feature a base frequency of 3.7GHz. In addition, this CPU is also said to come with a TDP of 95W. A “non-K” variant of the Core i7-8700K is said to be in the works as well.
Next up is the Core i5-8600K, which, as mentioned earlier, may feature six CPU cores and 12 threads. According to sources, one major difference between this CPU and the Core i7-8700K is that the Core i5 may lack Hyperthreading. That aside, the clock speeds of the Core i5-8600K is said to be around 3.6GHz along with a TDP rating of 95W.
Intel is also rumoured to be introducing six-core processors for notebooks as well. That said, those processors will, of course, come with lower frequency speeds and TDP ratings compared to their desktop counterparts. Regardless, as with previous rumours, we do suggest our readers to take this one with a grain of salt – until Intel makes an official announcement.