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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

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jun 20, 2018 @ 23:34 CDT

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.


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.

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