Intel plans to launch its first 8th-gen Core chips soon, and while we’ve already heard a little bit about some of the laptop-class “Coffee Lake” chips that are on the way, it looks like Intel’s desktop processors are also getting an overhaul.

A member of the Chinese PCEva forum has posted a set of leaked product slides giving us an idea of what to expect from some of Intel’s first Skylake-S desktop chips.

The new chips are said to offer “increased multi-thread performance,” Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, 10-bit decoding and encoding for HEVC video and 10-bit decoding for VP0, and support for next-gen Intel Optane memory, among other things.

While the new chips use the same LGA 1151 socket as Kaby Lake and Skylake desktop processors, as confirmed by a major motherboard maker yesterday, the new chips will need new motherboards: they’re not compatible with 200-series boards.

The good news is that the new chips will be available with up to 6 cores and up to 12 threads and higher clock speeds. If the leaked details are correct, here are specs for some of the first Coffee Lake-S chips:

  • Core i3-8300 – 4-core/8-thread/4 GHz base speed/65W TDP
  • Core i5-8400 – 6-core/6-thread/2.8GHz base/3.8GHz Turbo
  • Core i5-8600K – 6-core/6-thread/3.6GHz base/4.1 GHz boost/95W TDP
  • Core i7-8700 – 6-core/12-thread/3.2GHz base/65W TDP
  • Core i7-8700K – 6-core/12-thread/3.7GHz base/4.3GHz Turbo/95W TDP

Note that some of those details are incomplete, and so is the list: we can expect to see Celeron and Pentium variants of Coffee Lake-S chips as well.

Intel could launch its Coffee Lake-S platform any day now: according to the leaked product roadmap, the chips are set to launch during the third quarter of 2017.

Note that this is the fourth generation of chips from Intel based on 14nm architecture. The company plans to move to a 10nm manufacturing process in the future, but it’s not quite ready to make the move yet.

Meanwhile, rival AMD has completely revamped its chip lineup with the new Zen architecture. The company’s Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen Threadripper chips look like some of AMD’s most competitive desktop processor options in years, both in terms of price and performance.

via wccftech and videocardz

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14 replies on “Intel Coffee Lake-S desktop chip details leaked”

    1. There are nearly two months left. Even if you mean the fiscal year, Intel recently aligned it with the calendar year, so the 3rd quarter goes from July through September. We’re about a third of the way through the quarter. Do you know something I don’t, or are you making stuff up?

  1. What’s a 8700L? Typo?
    Shouldn’t it be the 8700K?

    Good to see Intel “try” to compete with AMD, at least on core-count.
    However, AMD is giving away Hyperthreading and Overclocking for free. Intel is still greedily charging for those features.

    I wonder when Coffee Lake will arrive. It seems like Intel is pushing the lineup early because they got their pants caught down with the disappointing Kaby Lake. AMD so far is winning both the desktop and server classes…. but what interests me is Intel’s stronghold; the Ultrabook and Gaming Laptop chipsets.

      1. My question was about comparing Intel’s lineup of: Core M3, Core M7, Core i5-U, Core i7-U, Core i7-HQ.

        AMD doesn’t have a Ryzen competitor for those Tablet/Ultrabook/Gaming Laptop chipsets. However I think they will get some soon, with Vega-based iGPUs… Or dub them Ryzen-APU’s.

        Not fair, I was comparing Ryzen 5 to Core i5.
        There Intel doesn’t give Hyperthreading or OC, but AMD does.

        If you want to compare Ryzen 3 you need to compare it to Core i3, where they battle in the same price category. Here neither gives much OC or Hyperthreading. However, while Intel is giving 2 cores… AMD gives 4, which is much more value. However, i3’s come with a decent iGPU’s but the R3’s lack this. So they both have their pros/cons.

        1. Not to mention few games actually make use of Quad-Cores, Kaby Lakes are more energy efficient, and a 4.0GHz Intel outperforms a 4.0GHz AMD in single core scores. Also leaving out that Intel’s grasp on the market isn’t weakening because some fanboys sing Ryzen’s praises. I want this “Intel changing plans due to competition” meme to end.

          1. We are in an era where games are using more cores than ever. “Buh buh games don’t use quad cores” then explain GTA V scaling with more cores. Explain 100% CPU usage on my i5 during Need For Speed 2015 gameplay with nothing else open.

            Kaby Lakes are more energy efficient? Hahahah, what? The 7700K is a fucking house fire and yet AMD can cram 8c/16t into a 65W TDP, same as most consumer Intel Kaby Lake chips.

            Depends on architecture. For Broadwell-E, nope. For Skylake-E, nope. (Actually, a 4.7Ghz Intel 7800x trades blows with the 1600 @ 4Ghz, which retails for like $200!) For Kaby Lake, I think so, but I may be wrong.

            The point of Ryzen is that it isn’t much faster in gaming. It’s just got a fucktonne more cores to accelerate rendering and give you the ability to do things while you game (seriously, my i5 4670k CHOKES and has my music LAG during GTA V sessions!!) .That’s the appeal.

            Now fuck off right back to your hole, Intel shill

      1. Try as in “try”, the hyphens emphasize a difference. The only good thing is that Intel is pushing Coffee Lake early, rather than the usual release window.

        And that is exactly because of Ryzen. If AMD didn’t release Ryzen when they did, we would see these 6-core processors at the end of 2018.

  2. Still waiting for PCIE gen4. AMD or Intel can have my money when that feature comes.

    1. Question: Why? What does that bring for you? I’d like faster storage but all we need for that is 16 lanes of PCI-E 3.0 instead of 4. GPUs aren’t a bottleneck. 100gbit networking’s fine too. I suppose you could use PCI-E 4.0 to boost thunderbolt speeds if that’s what you’re getting at?

      1. Latency… for the same number of lanes as gen3, my data packet gets to its destination in half the time. If it takes x seconds to send 1MB over gen3, it takes x/2 seconds for it to be sent over gen4. GPU will perform better with half the latency (it needs to be a gen4 graphics card).

        1. My assumption is the graphics cards keep 16 lanes for gen4… probably pretty safe assumption as those cards will be backwards compatible with gen3.

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