- Mar 10, 2004
That's not very convincing on the 8 core idea, though. I hope it's true. Leaks should not be far away if it's true.To offer an expensive Halo part, that brings in more margin rich top end sales, and keeps the mind-share in the Intel camp. 8 core CL gives Intel the best mainstream socket CPU for everything. Why wouldn't they do that?
It is looking more certain that 8 Core Coffee Lake is coming in Q4 2018.
German IT Distributor Publishes AMD+Intel Roadmaps: Z490, Z390, 8-Core CFL in Q4
Which means it will be the top Intel mainstream socket CPU for most of 2019. So it will definitly win Intel late 2018 and early 2019, and it will probably even put up a good fight against 7nm Ryzen, though that may depend on how many cores AMD is bringing to mainstream and how fast 7nm GF clocks.