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.
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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.
First Core i3 on HEDT
The acclaimed launch date of Coffee Lake based CPUs is somewhen next month, however Intel is also working on adding new Kaby Lake-X processors to their line-up. According to a rumor on Videocardz, Intel might release the first dual-core Core i3, which is compatible with X299 motherboards. The i3-7360X is basically the same CPU as the i3-7350K but for Intel’s HEDT platform.
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Another set of benchmarks on Intel CPUs has surfaced, this time it looks like the upcoming Intel Core i9-7980XE has been tested. This model features 18 cores and 36 threads, and it’s supposed to be combined with 24.75 MB of L3 cache. The benchmarks have been conducted on an ASUS Apex motherboard with 32GB DDR4-3200 C15 memory.
This time it’s confirmed
A few weeks ago we’ve found out that Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake processors won’t work on Intel 200 series motherboards. The same incompatibility is between Kaby Lake processors and the upcoming Intel Z300 motherboards. A few days ago, our friends over at hardware.info have tested both combinations and according to them, the Intel 200 series is incompatible with the 300 series.
It will support 8-cores CPUs
This time by MrTechQc
Compared to our test system
It looks like the rumors are starting to become more interesting when it comes to Coffee Lake, since meanwhile some more performance figures are making it through. This time a fresh result has appeared in the Geekbench database. In order to do some comparison, we have run a quick test with our Core i7-5820K at stock clocks and overclocked.
Base clock frequencies revealed
Right after Intel Z370 and H370
Final clocks still unclear
Bye bye i7-6700K and i5-6600K
One month before the launch of Coffee Lake, Intel retires their 6th generation processors. The two years old Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K are now discontinued. The retirement of the 6th generation chips doesn't really come as a surprise, since Intel never sold three generations of chips in parallel.
No tests yet
Thanks to Ryzen
On reddit, user ingebor has posted alleged sales number of AMD processors versus chips from Intel. According to him the sales numbers come from German e-tailer Mindfactory. What they actually show is that - if correct - AMD Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper sales have overtaking sales of Intel mainstream processors. To put the size of Mindfactory.de in perspective, it could be called the “German Newegg”.
Six-core chip for notebooks