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8 core 16 thread cpu before the end of the year for desktop.
Should be for z370/ z390 motherboards.
 

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If your running a z370 or the new z390, you should be ok.
I read somewhere the z370 should be able to use the 8 core parts.
 

epsilon84

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Where did you hear that? Would be great if true, but I suspect not.
Not outside the realms of possibility, but like you I'm awaiting confirmation of that as a Z370/8700K owner.

Granted, I probably wouldn't upgrade to a '9700K' anyway, I don't have any need for an 8C CPU at this point, and probably won't for a while.
 

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It's the 8700K Moonbogg edition, featuring 8 cores, 16 threads, a "brand new" 1151 motherboard, and a fair price as close to old HEDT ripoff prices as Intel can possibly get away with. I expect right around $500, and I expect most people to turn right around and get a 2700X. Most will do a 180 and walk away, proud as pi. Some will get the math wrong, do a 360 instead, buy it anyway and end up with 2 pi in their eye.
 
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LTC8K6

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I see a reset coming with Intel. I see a new batch of 9 series chips with revamped segments and revamped pricing with the 8 core chip where the 8700K is now.

i3 is 4c8t
i5 is 6c12t
i7 is 8c16t

Just about like WikiChip has it.

I think that will be the shift to battle AMD into the future.

https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/cores/coffee_lake_r
 

moonbogg

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I see a reset coming with Intel. I see a new batch of 9 series chips with revamped segments and revamped pricing with the 8 core chip where the 8700K is now.

i3 is 4c8t
i5 is 6c12t
i7 is 8c16t


Just about like WikiChip has it.

I think that will be the shift to battle AMD into the future.

https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/cores/coffee_lake_r
Don't be ridiculous. Such a shift has nothing to do with AMD and was coming anyway. Intel just does Intel.

Haha ok, I'll stop. For real though, it's great to think about the i5 being a viable option for even hardcore gamers who demand the best. 6/12 is going to be enough raw grunt for gaming for a long time with no compromises, except for streaming and stuff. 8/16 will be the high end standard, but that 6/12 i5 level of performance in the $200-ish range...man that's just great.
THANKS AMD!
 

LTC8K6

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Don't be ridiculous. Such a shift has nothing to do with AMD and was coming anyway. Intel just does Intel.

Haha ok, I'll stop. For real though, it's great to think about the i5 being a viable option for even hardcore gamers who demand the best. 6/12 is going to be enough raw grunt for gaming for a long time with no compromises, except for streaming and stuff. 8/16 will be the high end standard, but that 6/12 i5 level of performance in the $200-ish range...man that's just great.
THANKS AMD!
Once they release an 8c desktop chip, they can't pretend anymore.

Until they do, they can still pretend.

An 8c desktop chip is undeniably a response to AMD.
 

StinkyPinky

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The question is. If Intel release an 8c that works on Z370, who would replace their 8700k for it?

I'd be tempted. Throw my desktop in the freezer and call it a day.
 

formulav8

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If Intel release an 8c that works on Z370
So far some insiders are expecting it to be another, yes another chipset needed, and being z390. But hopfeully z370 *will work as well. There is really no absolute answer yet.
 
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LTC8K6

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We are definitely getting a Z390 chipset.

What we don't know is if the Z370 boards will also handle the "Coffee Lake Refresh" chips.
 

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