Intel is reportedly gearing up to launch its new Coffee Lake CPU architecture on October 5, with the flagship Core i7-8700K to be lead the pack with its 6C/12T of power.
The new Core i7-8700K and the rest of the 8000-series CPUs from Intel will use the 'new' 1151 socket, with new Z370 chipsets that will soon arrive as well from the usual motherboard makers in ASRock, GIGABYTE, ASUS, MSI and others.
The sped-up release of the new Core i9 processors with the hugely expensive and super-fast Core i9-7980XE flagship CPU nearly here, the new Coffee Lake CPU architecture being launched this early are two moves Intel has never pulled before. You can't say AMD's new Ryzen, Threadripper and EPYC processors aren't lighting a fire under Intel right now. Maybe it's time to sit down and have a coffee.