Intel's new 8C/16T chip spotted, could be the Core i7-8900K

Coffee Lake-S will soon hit 8C/16T with a new CPU on the way from Intel, should use Z390 chipset.

Published Wed, Jun 20 2018 11:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Intel is working on a new CPU in its Coffee Lake-S architecture, with a new 8C/16T processor in the works that early samples pegs with 2.6GHz base clock and 16MB of L3 cache.

Intel's new 8C/16T chip spotted, could be the Core i7-8900K 08 |

There will reportedly be a refreshed and beefed-up Z390 chipset that will launch later this year to work with the what I'm going to call for now the Core i7-8900K, but the new 8C/16T CF-S chip will reportedly work in all current-gen 300-series motherboards.

When this CPU launches, it'll be the first mainstream 8C/16T processor from Intel outside of their HEDT offerings. It will compete directly against AMD's Ryzen CPUs with 8C/16T, especially the current Ryzen 7 2700X.

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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