Celeron and Pentium Silver CPUs
Intel 300 series
With microcode updated
In few months already?
First security update
A few days ago, Intel announced a complete review of its ME firmware and created some fixes for that, as well as for the Intel Server Platform Services (SPS) and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). At the moment there is a tool (available for Windows and Linux) from Intel that detects vulnerabilities on your PC. However for Elevation of Privilege fixes you will have to wait the service of your motherboard maker or laptop OEM.
Based in Chengdu, China
Since their launch, Coffee Lake desktop CPUs have been somewhat limited in availability. In order to fix the supply issues, Intel notified its customers that they will soon begin receiving parts assembled in China. To keep up with this strong demand, the company is adding a new assembly-and-test site in Chengdu, China.
Available for early 2018
Over the last couple of months, there have been whispers regarding an additional Intel chipset and new CPU coming after Coffee Lake and Z370. Today the first Z390 motherboard seems to have made an appearance online. According to the latest rumors, Intel Z390 chipset should be compatible with 8-core processors.
At IM Flash foundry
Intel CPU sitting right next to AMD GPU
Bye bye i7-6950X
Two months after the launch of Skylake-X, Intel retires their Broadwell-E processors. The almost two years old Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6850K, Core i7-6900K and Core i7-6950X are now discontinued. The retirement of this generation chips doesn't really come as a surprise, since Intel never sold three generations of chips in parallel.
Senior VR of the Core and Visual Computing Group
Intel has confirmed that former Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Koduri will join the company as a chief architect and senior vice president of its Core and Visual Computing Group. According to Intel, Koduri will boost Intel's leadership in integrated graphics processors with high-end discrete graphics solutions.
Added XR support as well
With Core H-series processors
In December 2016, we have heard rumors about AMD licensing their Radeon integrated graphics chips to Intel for further use in their processors. During the past months, both Intel and AMD haven't released any further information and now, it looks like the rumours were true all along. Intel has announced its new Core H-series processors, featuring Intel's CPU cores as well as a semi-custom GPU from AMD.
Core i7 is still missing
A few days ago Intel has unveiled their Coffee Lake CPUs but can you actually buy a Coffee Lake CPU? The short answer is yes although you can't buy all the different SKUs yet. Intel's new processors are available in almost all the e-tail stores around the globe, as long as you don't want the flagship Core i7-8700K. In that case, you have to wait few weeks or even months.
Getting a Coffee Lake CPU might be tricky
Intel is expected to launch its 8th generation of CPUs in just a couple of days, but early adopters might have to wait more than just few days. It's not the first time that Intel is facing supply issues at launch and according to Sweclockers we might have to wait until mid-December until these chips are widely available.
First neuromorphic processor
Intel is announcing it’s first so called neuromorphic processor. The chip is still in the testing phase and it's been designed for help solving specific problems in physics and biology. According to Intel, Loihi should be highly energy efficient chip. In fact, the chip is supposed to be up to 1000 times more efficient than a general purpose computer chip.
Chinese website PCOnline found a toy
10 days before NDA ends
Eleven models from Gigabyte
With the launch of Coffee Lake, Intel will finally bring their first six-cores and twelve-threads processors to the mainstream market. Since the new series of CPUs require a new chipset, motherboard vendors will release several "new" models. The motherboards are quite similar to the previous generation based on the Z270 chipset, overall the differences are more about design and LEDs.