A new rumour has surfaced regarding an alleged release date for one of Intel’s upcoming 8th generation (Coffee Lake) desktop-grade processor. The CPU in question is the Core i7-8700K, which is expected to be Intel’s top-of-the-line mainstream offering when it’s released in the market.
Based on the database screenshot posted by redditor “wakawakawomp”, it can clearly be seen that the Core i7-8700K is set for launch on 5 October 2017. For those who aren’t aware, the Core i7-8700K is a processor that comes with 6 CPU cores and 12 threads; and it’ll be based on the “new” LGA 1151 socket.
Speaking of which, based on our previous article and inside sources, it can safely be said that Coffee Lake processors will not be compatible with current 200-series motherboards – despite having similar socket types. This, of course, means that consumers will have to purchase a new motherboard alongside their new Coffee Lake CPU, which would increase the cost of ownership.
That aside, if this rumour were to be believed, then our dear readers can at least expect leaks of Coffee Lake-compatible motherboards (Z370) to come out pretty soon. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how well Intel’s upcoming desktop CPU offerings will stack up against AMD’s existing lineup of processors in terms for performance and pricing. As always, do take this rumour with a grain of salt, folks.