Intel will launch its 8th-generation core processors dubbed Coffee Lake on August 21 at 8 a.m. Pacific, and the event will be streamed on Facebook Live. The event will precede another important event that morning: a total solar eclipse.
Suspense on specifications
As of now, the company has not divulged any information about the number of chip models to be launched and the segment to which the processor will cater. The teaser, however, hints that the new processor will be super fast, but that was always known. Previously, the chip maker stated that Coffee Lake will be a step ahead of the 7th-generation Kaby Lake, and the performance will be improved by 30%.
Other than the official specifications, investors and analysts would also be keen to learn whether Intel will start with mobile or desktop or both. Going by the previous line of events, the company always launches mobile chips first, notes AnandTech.