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Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU for mainstream desktops in 2018

Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU for mainstream CPU sockets in 2018

Intel is rumored to release a 6-core

Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU for mainstream CPU sockets in 2018

 

Recently leaked Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU coming to mainstream CPU sockets in 2018, replacing Kaby Lake and Skylake with an updated architecture and an increased CPU core count. 

Intel is rumoured to release their 6-core "Coffee Lake" CPU in Q2 2018 for their mainstream desktop range on their existing 14nm process. This new processor should come after Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake processors and will arrive shortly after their 10nm Cannon Lake silicon, which are designed to offer low power draw for small form factor and mobile computing applications.  

The most noteworthy thing about Coffee late is that this is the first time that Intel has increased the CPU core count on their mainstream sockets since their Core 2 Extreme, marking a big change for the company if these leaks are true.  

 

Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU for mainstream CPU sockets in 2018

 

If the above table is correct Intel's 6-core "coffee lake" CPUs will release in 2018 in 2-core, quad-core and hex-core variants and will use Intel's GT3e graphics. 

Right now it looks like Intel will be creating Coffee lake on a more advanced version of their 14nm manufacturing node rather than 10nm, hinting that Intel may be having issues creating larger, more powerful CPUs on their upcoming 10nm manufacturing process. 

 

Intel is rumored to release a 6-core

 

With the CPU core count increasing from 6-8 when moving from Ivy Bridge-E to Haswell-E and from 8-10 when moving from Haswell-E to Broadwell-E it makes sense for Intel to also increase the core counts of their upcoming mainstream CPU sockets, especially when AMD is offering 8-core Zen CPUs on their mainstream AM4 CPU socket.

    

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14-09-2016, 08:50:04

Kushiro
Wow. 6 core finally coming to mainstream. 4 cores do seem adequate for the moment.Quote

14-09-2016, 08:52:28

Dicehunter
I wonder if more than 4+ core CPU's became the norm years ago would we have more applications and games out that take advantage of it ?

Just a theory but seems to me like Intel may be setting the trend for games and applications taking advantage of more than 4 cores.Quote

14-09-2016, 08:58:30

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I wonder if more than 4+ core CPU's became the norm years ago would we have more applications and games out that take advantage of it ?

Just a theory but seems to me like Intel may be setting the trend for games and applications taking advantage of more than 4 cores.
Right now I am seeing most games make good use of the 8 threads on my i7.

The only major exception was Dark Souls 3 that was single core limited. (as in one core was maxed out and most other cores did nothing)Quote

14-09-2016, 09:00:32

dwatterworth
This should read 'Intel knocks the 6800K down a peg or two' haha.
I assume under their current pricing model (add cores and add price, no 'added value') the quad core HT i7 will maintain the ~$350 point and just create a new bracket in the $425-$475 mark.Quote

14-09-2016, 09:29:17

SpencerUk
So the mainstream catches up to my 5820K haha.

The only time I've ever needed extra cores is in the occasion I decide to do some video work and some sculpting in ZBrushQuote
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