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Intel lifting curtains off Coffee Lake come August 21

Intel lifting curtains off Coffee Lake come August 21 (Source: Intel)
Intel lifting curtains off Coffee Lake come August 21 (Source: Intel)
The chipmaker will be celebrating Solar Eclipse day with an unveiling of its upcoming 8th generation Core family that very same morning.

After over a year of rumors and leaks, Intel will finally unveil official details on the Kaby Lake successor through a live Facebook streaming event starting on August 21st at 8 AM PST. Intel has purposefully planned the unveil date to match this year's solar eclipse day for those living in North America.

According to Intel's press room teaser, the live stream will be hosted by Intel CCG VP Gregory Bryant to go over specifics about the 8th generation Intel Core family. Viewers will have a sneak peek at "amazing system designs" and learn how Coffee Lake will drive VR development and imaging. The chipmaker is also implying that the first Coffee Lake notebooks will be available before the Holiday season.

The timing of the the live stream seems to coincide with upcoming announcements from Lenovo and Dell. Both of these major manufacturers are expected to unveil new products in the coming weeks that are likely based on Intel's 8th generation of processors. Existing rumors have already hinted at quad-core ULV U-class notebook processors, hexa-core desktop SKUs, and integrated UHD Graphics options.


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Allen Ngo, 2017-08- 9 (Update: 2017-08- 9)