Apr 21, 2017 07:43 AM EDT
Intel has big news to their avid consumers and loyal users. It will uncover its latest Coffee Lake processor, the successor of the Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, that will compete with the AMD Ryzen processor. How powerful is Intel's new chipset against AMD's own?
Intel is a multinational corporation and one of the largest semiconductor chipset maker in the world today. For the past decades, it became one of the well-known brands in terms of durable and powerful processors in the market. Today, it supplies processors to multinational technology company such as Apple, Lenovo, HP and Dell.
As competition for the powerful processor is getting tougher, Intel has managed to keep abreast with its competitors. With AMD, its direct competitor already introduces its latest Ryzen processor, the Santa Clara-based company will be launching the Coffee Lake processor as the newest chipset on their product line.
According to Digitimes, Intel will first reveal the Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X processors and X299 chipset on its Basin Falls platform at Computex 2017 in Taipei before unveiling the Coffee Lake processor to the market. Skylake-X will have three 140W processor that features 6-, 8- and 10-core architectures while Kaby Lake-X will introduce an 112W quad-core processor.
From its January 2018 original schedule, Intel will launch the Coffee Lake processor much earlier in August 2017 in order to catch up and compete with AMD newest Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor. The former will likewise introduce high-end 12-core Skylake-X processor in August while the latter is planning to release its 16-core Ryzen chipset and X399 platform in the third quarter.
HEXUS further added with its 14nm-based Coffee Lake processor, Intel will initially launch some K-series Core i7/i5/i3 processors with its Z370 chipsets in August. Apparently, it will be followed up by CPU version of H370, B360 and H310 processor by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
Moreover, Intel reportedly orders five EUV machines set from ASML to speed up its manufacturing process of the Coffee Lake processor. The said machine is said to be worth over $100-million though the tech company has not confirmed it yet.