We now know that Intel is going to officially unveil its lineup of Coffee Lake processors on 21 August. What we “officially” don’t know, however, is the Coffee Lake SKUs that the company is planning to detail on 21 August. But, we do have leaked information regarding two processors that may show up on that day: the Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100.
This leak was first posted on PTT, a Chinese tech forum. The leak contains key details regarding Intel’s upcoming Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 processors, which are based on the company’s new Coffee Lake architecture. Interestingly, it looks like Intel is indeed going to release an unlocked Core i3 processor again – the current one being be the Core i3-7350K.
Based on the leak, it can be seen that both the Intel Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 processors will feature four CPU cores. In addition, both CPUs will also come with a base core frequency of 4GHz (Core i3-8350K) and 3.6GHz (Core i3-8100). Besides that, the Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 has TDP ratings of 91W and 65W respectively. It should also be noted that both CPUs do not come with Hyper-Threading support.
Interestingly, the leak states that both of Intel’s Coffee Lake Core i3 offerings will come with the LGA1151 socket – which doesn’t correspond with previous rumours about Intel’s plans to debut a new CPU socket. Regardless, we’ll just have to wait until 21 August to know for sure. Until then, take all rumours and leaks with a grain of salt, folks.