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.
This time by Coolenjoy
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
As fast as Core i7-6700K
A monstrous flagship
It looks like Intel is soon going to make their upcoming flagship Core i9-7980XE available. According to the latest rumors, the Core i9-7980XE features 18 cores and 36 threads, and it might be combined with 24.75 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.60GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7900X's 3.3GHz. According to OverclockersUK, the upcoming chip is available for pre-order now and it should hit the streets in September or October time frame.
Tested on an ASRock Z370 Pro4
Apparently the rumor mills are going crazy when it comes to Coffee Lake and according to the latest rumors, Intel might release this upcoming series in October. Apart from that, Coffee Lake is also supposed to require a new Z370 chipset. Meanwhile more information on the performance these six-core chips are capable of achieving appears to be making it through.
We’re very much looking forward
Coffee for the win
Intel might soon be officially introducing their Coffee Lake chips but for the time being we have to still do with what information we can find out there in the web. Since there are plenty of leaks making it through on a rather regular basis that is actually not the hardest of tasks to accomplish. Meanwhile information on upcoming mobile - U-series - parts has made it through and which we’re about to share with you here.
New leak from ChipHell