On Monday, August 21st Intel INTC 65,22 -0,19 -0,28% will officially announce the newest generation (8th) of Core® processors named Coffee Lake. Intel will livestream the event at 8:00 AM PDT via its Facebook page or the Intel newsroom.
The new products are expected to have more cores than the current maximum of four in Intel’s mainstream processors, with some leaks pointing at three six-core processors, which could offer 50% more performance in multithreaded tasks compared to the current Core i7-7700K – the flagship mainstream processor.
There are also rumors that Intel will be upping the core count of its Core i3 CPUs too, all of which are currently dual-core models. This is likely in response to AMD’s Ryzen 3 processors, which offer four cores for a little over $100.
via Forbes > Anthony Leather