Intel’s 7th generation Core processors are good enough but this isn’t a company that rests on its laurels. The company wants to get everyone talking about its next-generation processors and for precisely that reason, it has announced that Intel’s 8th generation Core processors will be unveiled on August 21st.
It’s going to stream the proceedings live on Facebook so that the world can tune in. Intel hasn’t shared any technical details about the new processors so far, why would it, seeing as how the event is just over a week away.
It does say that on August 21st, it’s going to preview PCs powered by the new chips and will also showcase a demo from a VR creator.
The company has previously confirmed that the 8th generation Core chips will not be a product of a major redesign. The “Coffee Lake” chips will be built on its existing 14nm process and will have many similarities with its predecessors.
Customers will get more cores at similar power levels, though. The Core i5 and Core i7 chips will jump to six cores on the desktop whereas the Core i3, Pentium, and other low-power notebook chips will jump to four cores.
This should enable the company to squeeze more performance out of the chips particularly in multitasking scenarios. Expect Intel to reveal the pricing and availability details aside from the full technical details on August 21st.