DigiTimes offers further confirmation that Intel's Coffee Lake processors will arrive a lot sooner than anticipated. Originally, these chips were expected in January 2018 but the better than anticipated performance of AMD's Ryzen platform motivated Intel to shift the launch to late August 2017. Late August coincides with the Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany so that's a likely launch venue.
Intel is also expected to unveil its top-end Basin Falls platform consisting of Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors and X299 chipsets, targeting gaming, virtual reality (VR) and overclock markets, at Computex 2017 with official releases at the end of June. The launch of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake platform has also been shifted forward to late August from January 2018 to counter AMD’s rapid advances.
As we wrote earlier this year, Coffee Lake will be made on Intel's 14++ process, a new node that promises more performance than the chip giant's first generation 10nm process.