Looks like Intel is bringing even more cores to the mainstream market. The company responded to AMD's Ryzen series by cooking up the Core i7-8700K, its first six-core gaming processor. Now VideoCardz came across evidence that the chip giant is working on an eight-core, sixteen threaded Coffee Lake-S processor. This chip is expected to be introduced alongside the Z390 chipset.
The 8-core Intel Coffee Lake S SKU might be part of 8th Gen Core, but it could also be part of 9th Gen core.
The leak shows an unrecognized CPU with 8-cores and 16-threads. The clock may be a base clock, but it could also be a misreading by the software. The testing platform is recognized as Intel Corporation CoffeeLake S82 UDIMM RVP, which is an engineering board.