Intel's new Coffee Lake-based 8C/16T chip spotted again

Intel's unannounced 8C/16T chip teased again, Coffee Lake dominance with Z390 coming soon.

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It looks like Intel is set for a huge Computex this year with the launch of their beefed up Z390 chipset, but the tease of a new 8C/16T variant of its Coffee Lake CPU, a new processor that would succeed the already kick ass Core i7-8700K.

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The Core i7-8700K is a 6C/12T gaming beast in its own right, but Intel will want to crush the 8C/16T space that AMD is shifting on with the Ryzen 7 2700. There's been a new listing on SiSoft's benchmark database, with the unnamed chip running at 2.6GHz with 8 cores in tow.

We should expect Intel to announce the new 8C/16T processor that should arrive during Computex, but there's one thing I'm concerned over: could Intel lock the new 8C/16T chip to only work on the new Z390 chipset? Or will they open up support for the new CFL processor on their other chipsets, too?


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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