A slide detailing Intel’s roadmap for next year has leaked. The company looks to be fleshing out the rest of the Coffee Lake, but has curiously listed a Cascade Lake-X in Q4 2018 as the next set of Core-X processors.
There seems to be a coming separation of branding with the new High End Desktop (HEDT) products. Seemingly skipping the expected Coffee Lake-X and immediately switching to a new nomenclature. It may end up a little confusing for consumers to have so many different names floating around.
Aside from this small change, Coffee Lake is set to continue throughout 2018 without an octa-core processor. The slide only lists 6, 4, and 2-core 95W “K”, 65W, 35W LGA processors. Not entirely surprising as the octa-core line seems to be giving way for the HEDT. In any case, the eighth generation processors will be accompanied by more 300-series chipsets; the H370 Express, H360 Express, and H310 Express.
The entry level Pentium and Celeron will also be switching over to Gemini Lake, with a set of 2 and 4-core processors. These are expected to take over from the current Apollo Lake generation in Q1 2018, and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear Intel talking about them at CES in January.