Intel to Reveal 8th-Generation Core Processor Lineup on August 21

Subject: Processors | August 8, 2017 - 12:04 PM |
Tagged: processor, Intel, cpu, Core, coffee lake, 8th generation core

Intel has announced a live event on August 21 to reveal the new 8th-generation Core processor family. The Facebook Live stream will be available on both Intel's Facebook page or simply by visiting the Intel Newsroom, and it begins at 8:00 PDT (11:00 EDT) on 8/21.

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What exactly is being discussed? Intel provides these bullet points for the event which is to take place just before the upcoming national solar eclipse:

  • Don’t be caught in the dark. Learn how the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family will offer blazing fast performance.
  • Hear directly from Gregory Bryant, senior vice president of the Client Computing Group at Intel, and others about the details on the latest processor family and what it can help you do.
  • Discover how immersive experiences will bring you from spectator to participant with 8th Gen Intel Core processor capabilities.
  • Don’t just take our word for it. See the power of 8th Gen Intel Core technology come to life in the hands of a VR creator and imaging technologist.
  • Get a sneak peek at some of the amazing system designs based on 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
  • Start planning for what new 8th Gen Intel Core processor-based device to purchase in the holiday season and even before.
  • Don’t worry, you won’t miss the solar eclipse. Tune in before it descends upon Oregon and the West Coast and then makes its way across the U.S.
  • See how the 8th Gen Intel Core processor is designed for today and what comes next.

We will cover the event which will provide official details on the rumored Coffee Lake CPU lineup. Stay tuned!

Source: Intel

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August 8, 2017 | 01:04 PM - Posted by Kareha

My body is ready as I would like a 6 core Coffee Lake please :)

August 8, 2017 | 01:46 PM - Posted by ForCashFoolishDorks (not verified)

"See how the 8th Gen Intel Core processor is designed for today and what comes next", and that "what comes next" is draining of your bank account dry with those segemantated product offerings!

Key's for RAID, get Your Keys for RAID! You'll have to pay to play with Intel's Key for RAID Product Segementation for Monetization scheme.

Now what about those PCIe lanes! We are having a big up sale on PCIe lanes if you'll just move towards removing more cash from your wallet for some Intel Style bait and switch. Ditto for that and the new motherboards required on new chipsets product market Segementation for Monetization Schemes.

Your body is ready and can exist with only 1 of your 2 kidneys! So why not sell one for cash and Intel has just the product segementation plan designed especially for you!

August 8, 2017 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Sal (not verified)

All this talk about money, wallets, and selling kidneys for consumer PC hardware is kind of a bad look, honestly. No one is forcing you to buy these products. Even if you do need to have the latest and greatest, they're only going to be about as much as a key purchase in any other hobby. A new pair of skis is right around $1000 for example, or the same as a spec'd out 8th gen Intel system. Name another thing people do with their time and match up the one k purchase; it's a fun game you can play. By all means, if you personally have an obsession with selling your organs, I don't want to stop you. PCIe lanes are going up with each chipset. The RAID key thing on the HEDT platform was so it wouldn't cannibalize the server market, where they've been making those customers pay for RAID levels. I bet none of the locked configurations would even have gone into your hypothetical build, except now the presence of a dongle gives you reason to bitch. One legit gripe you could have raised is the 4k bluray lockout, but even that bs dates back to Windows DRM media files and is ultimately driven by factors outside of a chipmaker's control.

August 9, 2017 | 01:31 AM - Posted by OMGEpycFustigation (not verified)

Intel's entire HEDT line fails compared to AMD's Threadripper platform with 16 core/32 threads at $999! ThreadRipper is the better deal with 64 PCIe lanes(No segememting there on AMD's part), across all the Threadripper SKUs with a full 64 PCIe lanes offered, no RAID keys at an inflated cost necessary, or other Intel nickel and dime methods of milking the consumer for all they are worth. And the post that you are replying to is actually a reaction to the post above and that person's comment "My body is ready" and really your sarcasm detector does not appear to be functional.

I do not care about bluray, as most movies are total crap and not worth watching! But back to your rather Daft reply and failed attempt at playing an apologist for the convected monopolist Intel. They are going to be watched this time sround as they are up to their usual dirty tricks again.

AMD's Epyc 7401P, for example is such a great deal at only $76 dollars more than TR's $999, that no sane Workstation user will even look at Threadripper for Workstation usage! And for that $1075 price on the Epyc 7401P the SKUs offers 24 cores/48 threads and 8 full memory channel support and 128 PCIe lane support!

All Epyc SKUs 8,16,24,32, core SKUs come with support for 8 memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes and AMD prices its single socket Epyc SKUs is such a way that AMD's single socket Epyc SKUs offer the better deal than any of AMD's consumer Threadripper offerings for workstation workloads. That 7401P at 24 cores/48 threads and 8 full memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes and the Epyc 7401P(24 cores/48 threads) SKU offers 8 more cores and 16 more threads for only $76 dollars more that the Threatripper 1950X's 16/32.

AMD Offers some insanely good pricing on its single socket Epyc Workstation SKUs even compared to AMD's consumer Ryzen/Threadripper based SKUs. That's quite unlike Intel with its sky high Xeon pricing forcing Intel's customers into using Intel's consumer SKUs in an attempt at getting more affordable high core count CPU SKUs to attempt some workstation workloads on without the full support for certified ECC CPU/motherboard hardware.

AMD's 7401P(24 cores/48 threads at $1075) is a great deal for an even better Price/Core, Price/PCIe lane(128 PCIe lanes), and Price for 8 channel memory capability. So any SANE potential Epyc Workstation Customer would not even look to Threadripper as a workstation replacement option in order to save money. AMD's single core Epyc single socket "P" processors like the 7401P are such insanely good deals. The Epyc SKUs get 3 year warrentys, ditto for the motherboards usually, and FULLY Certified for ECC memory support for Epyc, damn those prices are so good.

Intel's high margin pricing on all of its CPU SKUs is getting fustigated by AMD across all the consumer/professional markets and AMD's Zen/Ryzen/Vega APUs are incoming for the APU/SOC market where Intel will again see its high margin pricing fustigated even more!

And Oh are Intel's bean counters looking for more ways to segement Intel's product offerings in order to milk for every little feature they can and Intel's customers are going to balk at that when they do some comparsions with AMD's offerings.

August 9, 2017 | 02:05 PM - Posted by George12 (not verified)

Wish there was a way to upvote your post. Hey PCPER why don't you have a better commenting system?
UPVOTE. You totally nailed it.

August 8, 2017 | 03:11 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

2600k 4 lyfe!!!!

August 8, 2017 | 03:18 PM - Posted by Coupe

They better be announcing 4 core 8 thread in ultrabooks.

August 9, 2017 | 10:42 AM - Posted by YuGiOhNOz (not verified)

Intel's Ultrabook was/is just an Ultracrook scheme by Intel at creating an under-powered/over-priced Laptop form factor in an Apple style attempt at overcharging just as much for a 2 core U series i7 CPU/SOC part as was charged for a quad core i7 series SKU at a previous time. Intel's bean counters realized that dual core i7s could produce more chips/wafer and that Intel charging the same for a dual core U series i7 as a previous quad core i7 series was effectively doubling Intel's per core profit margins.

The entire Intel funded Ultrabook initiative foisted/contra revenue funded on the entire OEM Laptop market is a textbook example of why abusive monopolies are bad for the consumer and innovation. And now Intel, under great pressure from AMD, is attempting to return to offering more cores/threads on its mobile/laptop SOC SKUs. AMD's Ryzen/Vega quad cores are going to usher in more options for the regular form factor workhorse laptops with APU SKUs with better graphics at a more affordable price.

So now is the time to start going to the retailers/laptop OEMs and asking them where/when are the AMD Ryzen/Vega based laptops becoming available and why are you only offering up Intel based laptop SKUs for sale at your store's retail locations. AMD's integrated Vega graphics and some Zen based 4 core/8 thread laptop APU SKUs needs to come with dual channel DDR4 memory options, better screen resolution options, better non-ultrabook/non thin and light laptop form factor/cooling options. Where are the workhouse laptop options for those that want a desktop replacement laptop and not some ultrabook abomination!

August 8, 2017 | 03:45 PM - Posted by Nezarn

Im still good with my 4690k

August 8, 2017 | 04:49 PM - Posted by Jeppe (not verified)

Okay, now we know

August 8, 2017 | 09:03 PM - Posted by Godrilla

Haha I'm still rocking the grandfather of 6 cores i7 980 xe at 4.3 GHz maybe upgrade when zen 2.0 comes out. let the CPU competition brew a bit.

August 8, 2017 | 09:38 PM - Posted by MikRED97

I'm in the same boat. I've got two 4770k's and depending on how this turns out I may be inclined to upgrade.

August 8, 2017 | 09:52 PM - Posted by #650cores (not verified)

I wonder if the ryzen 7 and 5 cpu's will still be relevant at their price points if the Coffee Lake 4/8 core i3 is equivalent to the 7700k for $150. Amd would have to take really hard look at their entire Ryzen lineup if this turns out to be true.

August 9, 2017 | 02:02 PM - Posted by George12 (not verified)

AMD all the way. They are so much better bang for the buck especially at the high end. AMD is back from the dead and they can't be stopped. They are not the shuffle along kind of walking dead, they are the running like hell to rip you apart World War-Z zombies! Intel is running scared, no terrified for it's life, putting out all kinds of FUD. The next machine I build will be an EPIC or Ryzen 7 based system. I'm done with Intel's extortion prices and handicapped (unless you PAY) chips.

August 9, 2017 | 07:58 PM - Posted by Annynonymous (not verified)

I can't wait for these new Intel chips.

Oh, uh, actually I didn't wait... I bought Ryzen. Thank you AMD!

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