- Jun 1, 2016
It looks like Intel may be shooting itself in the foot in scrambling to counter Ryzen sales and launching coffee lake long before they have any ability to meet demand. By releasing Coffee Lake, they also will be severely cutting down sales of their best-selling processor, the Kaby Lake 7700k. According to many nordic retailers, stocks will be extremely low until mid-december.
From Google translate:
From Google translate:
The one who waits for Intel Coffee Lake may have to wait longer than October 5th. According to data for SweClockers, there is a shortage of new processors until after the turn of the year.
On October 5, Intel's Processor Family, Coffee Lake, is launching, for the first time in years, the number of cores from the input segment and upward. The Core i3 series runs up to four kernels, Core i5 to six kernels, and Core i7 gets six cores with Hyperthreading for no less than twelve threads.
The launch was originally scheduled to take place in early 2018, but should have been moved in a quarter due to AMD's launch of the Ryzen Processor family .Now, sources of SweClockers speak that the modified plans have an impact on availability and that Coffee Lake appears to be a shortage of the year.
In conversation with Swedish dealers, it appears that the availability of Intel Coffee Lake is low on launch day and that they only get a "handful of". In addition, one of SweClocker's contacts speaks that no Nordic distributor received the unlocked Core i7-8700K, Core i5-8600K, and Core i3-8350K without launching sales with the locked sibling models Core i7-8700, Core i5-8400 and Core i3- 8100th
As announced to sales channels so far, it is almost complete lack of Intels Coffee Lake family throughout October and November. The situation is not expected to improve until the middle of December, but no one dares to provide any guarantees of good access until after the turn of the year.
It feels like Intel is shooting itself in the foot with the launch of Coffee Lake. Coffee Lake will kill the sale of Kaby Lake, nobody will want to buy Kaby Lake. It's like Intel's only "releasing" Coffee Lake to try to curb the sale of Ryzen.
One of the SweClockers talked with speculating that Intel was just moving on to launch AMD's sales of Ryzen. The person also believes Intel's features may have the opposite effect, since "no one will want to buy Kaby Lake" and instead, a system of AMD Ryzen will build when Coffee Lake is not available.
At the same time as uncharted is the lack of processors, the same should not apply to motherboards with LGA 1151 socket and Z370 control circuitry, which should provide good access to both the number of models and volumes.
Accessibility close to Ryzen 2
What makes the data of good access first January 2018 extra interesting is that AMD's next processorship " Pinnacle Ridge " then stands for the door. According to previous reports, the sequel to today's Ryzen processors is released in February, that is, only a month later.
New to Pinnacle Ridge is getting higher performance, something that is believed to be achieved through a new 12-nanometer technology that enables higher clock frequencies. This would reduce performance losses, especially when it comes to single-wire performance, where Coffee Lake is expected to have a relatively large overtaken against today's Ryzen models.