Intel’s first mainstream octa-core processor is because of arrive in a couple of months, in line with the newest rumors.
A PCWatch report claims to have launch schedule particulars on Intel’s subsequent three desktop processor households. Supposedly, we are going to see Intel’s Eight-core Espresso Lake Refresh – versus the Espresso Lake-S moniker we’ve seen up to now – processor as an extension of the present Coffee Lake household of processors this September to assist shut the hole between itself and AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation.
What the report doesn’t point out is whether or not these Espresso Lake Refresh CPUs will launch with Intel’s oft-rumored Z390 motherboard.
If the rumors are true, this could put one more damper on the potential of seeing Intel Cannon Lake processors anytime quickly.
A brand new high-end platform?
The PCWatch report additionally alludes to the potential of a brand new high-end desktop processor with as much as 22-cores additionally launching this September. That may be an additional four-cores over the present top-end shopper processor from Intel, the Core i9-7980XE, which options 18 cores and 36 threads.
PCWatch refers back to the chip as being both part of the Skylake-X or Kaby Lake-X household, but it surely’s positive the CPU will socket into a brand new LGA2066 Basin Fall platform – so, it appears upgrading to Intel’s subsequent high-end desktop (HEDT) processor would require shopping for a brand new motherboard.
Intel publicly introduced its plans for a 28-core processor that operates at 5GHz, so we no less than know its sure that the corporate is seeking to substitute or increasing its present Skylake X household.
Lastly, the PCWatch report makes a small point out of a totally new Cascade Lake-X household of processors stated to launch within the second half of 2019. Supposedly, these new CPUs will goal the ultra-premium HEDT area of interest.
By way of Wccftech