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    Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    Chinese source says we can expect Coffee Lake mobile CPUs to arrive in H2 2018.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    So 4 14nm generations and 10nm Cannonlake out at the same time as Coffe lake, That with Skylake and Kaby X out at the same time I have to wonder what Intel are up to?
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    That said I understand Cannonlake will be out only on low power mobile whilst Coffe lake will be desktop, still going to confuse the hell out of people.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    So, anyone knows when we can expect gamer laptops with this new 6C CPUs? As I am looking to buy one , but if new CPUs will come in two months than I can wait
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    So, anyone knows when we can expect gamer laptops with this new 6C CPUs? As I am looking to buy one , but if new CPUs will come in two months than I can wait
    Mid 2018 by the looks of it.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    So 4 14nm generations and 10nm Cannonlake out at the same time as Coffe lake, That with Skylake and Kaby X out at the same time I have to wonder what Intel are up to?
    Probably maximising their fab investments and not racing to upgrade them all asap.

    CPU development seems to have slowed down across the board, I guess this is to be expected.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    So mid-2018, a great time to pick up a 2nd hand desktop skylake i7 for around £150-180 with about ~10% performance loss over this new generation. Thanks Intel!

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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    It'll be interesting to see if AMD can get Zen 8C/16T designs in a 45W SKU for mobile (for use with discrete graphics), or if they are planning a 6C Zen APU SKU.

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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    It'll be interesting to see if AMD can get Zen 8C/16T designs in a 45W SKU for mobile (for use with discrete graphics), or if they are planning a 6C Zen APU SKU.
    I would imagine for Laptops they would mainly do APU's, it would be interesting though if they do a more powerful design with a descrete card that can work in crossfire with the integrated one.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    So, seems I should buy this while there are Black friday sales.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    So it's very unlikely the 6 core chips will be compatible with the upcoming Z270 motherboards.

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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    So it's very unlikely the 6 core chips will be compatible with the upcoming Z270 motherboards.
    It's Intel, I'm always surprised when a new CPU works on a previous series' board.
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    Re: Intel's 9th gen Coffee Lake chips to make 6-core mainstream

    To be fair, with intel's pedestrian pace of advancements there's been little reason to upgrade any intel CPU from the past few years

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