The eight-generation Core Coffee Lake processor that Intel rushed to launch late last year was apparently aimed at competing with AMD's up to eight desktop-class Ruilong chips released in March 2017. When Ryzen's performance rivaled that of the Core i7-8700K, many people think that Intel will at least come up with a product with a core number of equivalent products, but things have not been able to do so for a long time. However, the recent exposure of the document shows that Intel is actually planning an 8-core/16-threaded product that supports the X299 platform.
Among the three documents, the titles are "Coffee Lake S8+2 DDR4 UDIMM Reference Verification Platform Technical Documents", ""Coffee Lake S6+2 S8+2 Processor Pin/Signal/Package Definition", And "Coffee Lake S8 +2 processor power supply integrity model".
Although ordinary people have difficulty accessing these documents, only from the heading, future processors will have 8 cores and GT2 cores. The last update of the first document was last December, indicating that the manufacturer's partner has prepared at least several months for the future eight-core chips.
For reference, the current Gen9 GT2 IGP contains 23 or 24 sets of execution units (EU), the so-called UHD Graphics 620/630 core. With the change of processor algebra in the future, the number of EU will also change.
Also unclear is the hypothetical eight-core mainstream desktop CPU platform requirements. Even though the current Z370 chipset supporting Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake is still capable, Intel is still likely to force the tying of the new motherboard (Z390).
According to news released last week, Biostar printed the B360GT3S and Z390GT3 motherboard models directly in the same manual, which means that the Z370 chipset's flagship may be even shorter than the Z270's ten months.