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Dayman1225

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Mulrian

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Good news for 8700k owners then. Seems like Intel think current Coffee Lake will still be able to compete with Ryzen+ early next year.
 

Mulrian

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Does this mean that Z390 isn't a thing then? I mean Intel has never confirmed it officially and the slide could just mean B360 etc boards next year and keeping the current Z370?
 

PingSpike

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The narrative I've heard is that Intel wasn't planning to release 6 core chips until 2018 originally. Ryzen basically made them hastily shove the z370 chipset out the door to get a response out, which is why it has absolutely no new features to speak of over z270. The narrative is they can't just create a 6 core project to release, it takes years. All they did was release what they had earlier which is why it has had some supply problems.

If that is true then Intel probably couldn't swirl a magic wand and release a 8 core mainstream next quarter if they wanted too. And frankly, I think they were planning on milking the new status quo core counts for at least a few years anyway.

What exactly is z390 suppose to bring to the table anyway then?
 

Mulrian

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Z390 is a Cannonlake client platform along with the rest of the 300 series chipsets.
Z370 is an oddity causes by rushed out CFL-S launch.
Cannon Lake isn't a thing on desktop so what's the point of releasing Z390 for a full year without any CPU's to go with it?
 

LTC8K6

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That chart seems out of date?

KBL-X has been in production for a while, and obviously CFL 6 core chips have also been in production for a while.

It's not even Q1 18 yet.

No 8 core desktop mentioned.
 

dullard

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That chart seems out of date?

KBL-X has been in production for a while, and obviously CFL 6 core chips have also been in production for a while.

It's not even Q1 18 yet.

No 8 core desktop mentioned.
Doesn't WW stand for week number? If so then that chart is from the beginning of November. I'm confused by the rest of your post though. Yes, they have been in production for a while. The slide says that they are in production and launched. Where is the discrepancy?

As for 8 core, I'll believe it when I see more concrete information.

If the slide is correct with the mass launch of the rest of the CFL chips and chipsets in March then I'll be disappointed. I was really hoping for a January launch.
 
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PeterScott

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Makes perfect sense to me. I have been saying all along that the people expecting an 8 core Coffee Lake were engaged in wishful thinking based on one very tenuous forum rumor.

The same goes for the belief that Intel needs an 8 core CPU within a few months or they are DOOMED! (doomed I tells ya!).

Intel competes just fine with their 6 core CPUs, and even AMD process upgrade for Ryzen Desktop gives them a boost, it isn't likely to alter the landscape much, and only for a relatively short time.
 
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LTC8K6

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Doesn't WW stand for week number? If so then that chart is from the beginning of November. I'm confused by the rest of your post though. Yes, they have been in production for a while. The slide says that they are in production and launched. Where is the discrepancy?

As for 8 core, I'll believe it when I see more concrete information.

If the slide is correct with the mass launch of the rest of the CFL chips and chipsets in March then I'll be disappointed. I was really hoping for a January launch.
Nevermind, I misread the chart.

But we seemed to have pretty good evidence of an 8 core desktop part coming soon?
 

Dayman1225

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One thing i'd like to point out in that road map

"2c 95W K" Overclockable pentiums inbound?
 

Ajay

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Too many old questions, ex. what are Cannon Lake 300 series and Z390? Pls stop

I feel that Cascade Lake-X needs to be moved a quarter earlier.
Skylake-X was pushed up a bit, so Cascadelake-X release looks fine and should have a nice bump in perf/watt.
 

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Yeah. Skylake-X was released in Q2 2017 and now we are almost through Q4 2017. So thats already 3 quarters gone and 3 more left before Cascade Lake-X appears. The timespan between Skylake-X and Cascade Lake-X is much shorter than between Haswell-E and Broadwell-E.
 

dullard

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One thing i'd like to point out in that road map

"2c 95W K" Overclockable pentiums inbound?
I don't know that type of road map well. But could there be an implied punctuation/break there?

Option A)

Coffee Lake-S.
6 core, 4 core, and 2 core chips.
With 95 W "K", 65 W, and 35 W TDP.
Using LGA.

Option B)
Coffee Lake-S.
6 core, 4 core, and 2 core chips at 95 W "K" TDP.
Also other chips at 65 W, and 35 W TDP.
Using LGA.

A 95 W overclockable 2-core chip would be quite a screamer in some limited uses. I could certainly use it when I am writing a quick simulation and don't want to put in the massive effort to add threads. But, I don't see it being a very commonly purchased option.
 

coercitiv

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Latest development to be taken with a pinch of salt is... somebody modded a Z170 BIOS to (partially) support Coffee Lake.

PS: the more you think about it, the funnier it gets.
 

jpiniero

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Strangely, people are still buying the 7700K (#1 at Amazon and Newegg) even though the 8600K has shown decent availability recently.
 

VirtualLarry

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Strangely, people are still buying the 7700K (#1 at Amazon and Newegg) even though the 8600K has shown decent availability recently.
Habit? Inertia? Reputation of the 7700K as the "best gaming CPU", if they haven't read the absolute newest reviews?

Or maybe, mobo availability / prices?
 

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Intel CoffeeLake U
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 0000 @ 2.30GHz (4C 8T 2.3GHz, 4x 256kB L2, 6MB L3)
http://ranker.sisoftware.net/show_run.php?q=c2ffcfe988e9d4ecdeecd5e4d2f486bb8badc8ad90a086f5c8f0&l=en

No idea if this will be the fastest CFL-U SKU (6MB L3 is an indicator for Core i5, so most likely not the fastest) but 2.3 Ghz is already a nice bump from the fastest KBL-R with 1.90 Ghz. Of course turbo speeds are more important, CFL-U with nominal 28W or 25W has a big advantage there. By the way the current Raven Ridge notebook reviews are based on test units configured at 25W according to AMD, so I have no doubt CFL-U 4C will beat this quite easy.
 
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