After moving the launch date back and forth, Intel is now finally expected to launch the 8th Gen Core processors this year itself. Four processors from the Core i7 and Core 5 family have leaked along with their major details. These processors give us a look at how Intel’s 8th gen portfolio is going to be.
Intel had first scheduled the launch for the second half of 2017 but some of the rumours later suggested that the launch has been pushed to early 2018. Intel was later forced to push the launch back to what it originally planned after the launch of Ryzen processors that threatened Intel’s dominating presence in the market.
The report comes from cpchardware that suggests the presence of 6-core processors both in Core i7 family as well as Core i5 family of desktop processors. The Core i7-8700K will feature 6 cores and 12 threads, while it will be clocked at 3.7 GHz. The boost speed is not yet known but it will have a TDP of 95W. Moreover, it is clear by the name that the processor will be unlocked for overclocking.
Another processor, the 8th Core i7-8700 is also expected to come with the same 6-core and 12-thread setup but will have a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz. The Turbo clock speed and TDP of this particular processor are still unknown. Both these processors will be based on Coffee Lake architecture.
Coming to the mid-range Intel Core i5 family, two i5 processors from the 8th gen have also leaked, according to the report. The Core i5-8600K will be the higher end of the two and will come with 6 cores and 6 threads and have a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz. Its TDP is 95W while the Turbo speed is not known. There is another 6-core Core i5-8400 processor which runs at 2.8 GHz and will have a TDP of 65W.
With the Coffee Lake in hand, Intel is moving quickly towards more power efficient processors that can be seen in the leaked details of the upcoming Intel mobile processors. The company is rumoured to launch a quad-core mobile processor with a TDP of 28W, which was only seen with dual-core processors until now. For the first time, there will also be a 6-core mobile processor clocked at around 2.0 GHz and will have a TDP of 45W.