Finally we can do more Coffee Lake build guides next month!
Intel fanboys could probably rejoice a little bit (well, because Meltdown and Spectre flaws isn’t fixed just yet), since they will now have more choices when it comes to Intel’s Coffee Lake platform.
Since the launch of the 8th Generation chips last year, only a few options do exist, especially with the motherboard options. For early Coffee Lake adopters, there’s only the expensive Z370-chipset equipped motherboards, and nothing else.
While we aren’t still seeing B360/H370 as well as H310 motherboards right now (which are the supposed-to-be chipset names for budget Coffee Lake motherboards), Intel appears to be launching the entry-level Coffee Lake SKUs next month. The new processors will be available from 64 to 329 AUD (Australian Dollars), which converts to 51 to 264 USD.
The fan-favorite Kaby Lake Pentium G4000 series might get a successor with the Pentium G5000 series – which are 4-core and 4-thread CPUs with base clocks varying from 3.7GHz to 3.9GHz and 4MB of cache.
While the cheapest Coffee Lake processors will be the Intel Celeron G4920 and G4900, which are 2-core and 2-thread CPUs with only 2MB of cache.
The list also shows that Intel will launch the Intel Core i5-8600 non-K variant, and also the Core i5-8500 and Core i3-8300.
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In addition to that, according to some online retailers, Intel’s new SKUs should be in stock at February 14 – just in time for Valentines.
Now what are we just waiting for to complete our guides are the budget-tier Coffee Lake B360/H370/H310 motherboards (if that’s what they’re called).
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