Leaked roadmap reveals Intel's 'Cascade Lake-X' HEDT along with new 35W 'Coffee Lake-S' offerings

35W 'Coffee Lake-S' chips are all set for production shortly. (Source: Mydrivers)
35W 'Coffee Lake-S' chips are all set for production shortly. (Source: Mydrivers)
We might soon see Intel's 35W 'Coffee Lake-S' hit production in Q1 2018 alongside quad-core and dual-core 'Gemini Lake' entry level CPUs. Interestingly, Q4 2018 will see the launch of HEDT 'Cascade Lake-X', the successor to 'Skylake-X'.

Time for another roadmap leak; this time from the GALAX GOC Gaming gathering held recently in China. The leaked roadmap reveals Intel's plans for 'Coffee Lake-S' chips in the 65W and 35W TDP range along with a new codename for the upcoming HEDT CPU, 'Cascade Lake-X'. 'Cascade Lake-X' will launch sometime around Q4 2018 and succeed existing 'Skylake-X' chips. Not much is known about 'Cascade Lake-X' apart from the codename but it is being speculated that it will be a refresh of 'Skylake-X' using the 14nm++ process, which could imply that these chips should be compatible with existing X299 chipset motherboards featuring LGA 2066 sockets. 'Skylake-X' has a rated TDP of 165W so we can expect the TDP of 'Cascade Lake-X' to hover around similar values.

The other important takeaway from the leaked roadmap is the arrival of 35W 'Coffee Lake-S' chips starting from Q1 2018 based on the Intel 300-Series chipset. We have already seen laptops from Clevo featuring desktop-class 'Coffee Lake-S' CPUs (6 core and 4 core) using the Intel Z370 chipset in 95W and 65W TDP variants. Going by this roadmap, 35W chips (4 core and 2 core) should soon hit the market. It is interesting that there is no mention of 45W 'Coffee Lake-H' chips as was speculated earlier. Corroborating this news with Frank Azor's revelation a few weeks ago about Dell waiting for 45W H-series chip from Intel, we might still see a 'Coffee Lake-H' series chip that will fill the 45W void. It could be likely that information about the chip was not meant to be revealed during this presentation.

Lastly, we see the 10W 'Gemini Lake' in 4- and 2-core variants on track for a 2018 launch, although, we have earlier reported of a convertible shown off in a Hong Kong trade fair featuring Intel's new low-end CPU.


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-12- 5 (Update: 2017-12- 5)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.