New details have been revealed about the upcoming 8-core, 16-wire Intel processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture, as well as the accompanying Z390 chipset platform. The information comes directly from Intel’s own website where details about the processors and the platform are posted.
Starting with the new 8-core Intel Core Coffee Lake processor, more details about the models have appeared, which appears to have a 95W TDP.
It seems that Intel has decided that this new 8-core, the 16-wire processor should have a TDP of 95 W. This TDP would be similar to the 6-core variants and it has been almost a tradition’ to use this TDP on its most popular chips. The 95W TDP will play a crucial role in terms of determining the performance efficiency of the new Intel processor, as the best AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor has a 105W TDP. This is where Intel aims to dethrone the Ryzen 7 2700X by offering the same number of cores, but with slightly lower power consumption.
On the other hand, we know that the new 8-core Coffee Lake chip will be unlocked, which means it can be overclocked. It will be interesting to see if it will be so good in this facet with respect to the models with 6 cores, which manage to reach 5.00 GHz.
As for the Z390 chipset, the new platform seems to be better in all respects. The details are many and basically show that the overall support for PCI-e and USB 3.1 Gen 2 has improved, allowing more peripherals to be connected.
We can expect more details about the next Z390 and this new chip in the Computex 2018 that will start in the coming weeks.