Intel: the next generation of Core processors is coming soon

The Intel announcements are raining this August. Following the formalization of the latest Core i9 features, the eighth generation of Core processors is being pushed into the limelight.


It’s official, Intel will unveil much of its new family of Core processors on August 21. A date which, according to the manufacturer’s announcement, is not insignificant: it coincides with that of the total solar eclipse which will take place on the other side of the Atlantic, a phenomenon visible from one coast to the other and which is not This is why, according to Intel, “incredible things happen when all elements are aligned.”

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It is interesting to note that Intel chooses to make this event public since the brand has planned a Facebook Live for the occasion. Usually, chip launches took place either at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) and the smelter recently decided to suspend until further notice; or at press events, in the privacy of conference rooms. An event that will undoubtedly be an opportunity for Intel to present both the characteristics and performances of the processors in a clear and concrete way (demos, benchmarks, etc.). But also and above all to raise the veil on the first machines (desktop PCs and laptops) of its partners (Asus, Acer, HP, etc.). Machines that can be found in the fall.

An eighth generation of chips made up of small families?

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Intel will probably announce that the 8th generation of Core chips is in line with the recent Core i9 processors (codenamed Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X) to counter the Spring (Ryzen 7) and Summer (Threadripper) AMD. An eighth generation that will likely host several families of fleas and whose marketing will be staggered between the beginning of the school year, the end of 2017 and the whole of 2018. The first eighth generation products would be the Kaby Lake-R (R for Refresh) processors. Adopting the nomenclature Core ix-8xxxU, the latter were operating inside the ultrabooks and convertible notebooks. More cores (4 native cores in low consumption) and a slightly more powerful graphical part could be the main evolutions. Next would come the Coffee Lake, the real ones, for desktop PC first then for laptops then. Again, the references would be of type Core ix-8xxxx. For laps, high-end processors would be of the 6-core / 12 thread type. The midrange models would have either 6 cores / 6 threads or 4 cores / 8 threads. Finally, the entry-level chips would no longer have 2 cores / 4 threads but 4 cores / 4 threads. For notebook PCs, chip segmentation and number of cores may be roughly the same as for desktop PCs. More power for prices substantially identical to those of the 7th generation processors? Nothing is less certain, it will be necessary to wait until the 21st to be fixed. Intel did not want to confirm or comment on the rumors already surfing the Web about the 8th generation … despite our repeated solicitations.

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