It’s official, Intel’s new HEDT platform arrives in the fourth quarter of 2018.
HEDT: Intel Cascade Lake-X
The Skylake-X architecture, Intel’s first HEDT series with 18-core consumer CPUs, will not be succeeded till Q4 2018. No detailed information has been revealed other than codename and launch schedule. The Cascade Lake-X architecture is allegedly based on 14nm+(+) fabrication node. It is considered a refresh of Skylake-X series on a refined node.
MAINSTREAM: Coffee Lake-S RELOADED
Meanwhile Coffee Lake-S series will receive new SKUs in Q1 2018 (production starts 5th week of 2018) and new 300-series motherboards (production start two weeks later). New SKUs will include dual-core CFL-S CPUs for entry-level segment. Intel expects sales of new SKUs to begin in March/April 2018. These might be Core 9th Gen series.
The roadmap confirms that Intel has no plans to launch Coffee Lake-S successor next year.
SOC: Intel Gemini Lake
Gemini Lake system on the chips will be available later this year (between 50th and 52nd week). Those are 10W quad- and dual-core SOCs.