Coffee Lake Refresh has been the extended-rumored code name for Intel’s following generation processor for desktops, but we may perhaps have just stumbled upon our 1st formal confirmation (and possible correction), thanks to early motorists.
Whilst updating our Ultimate Mini Gaming Computer system above the weekend, we noticed one particular Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver on Asus’s site that claims it will “improve program balance & assist Intel following gen CPU[s].”
On downloading the driver update, we opened up a readme file that tends to make several references to “8th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family members (Code name Kaby Lake Refresh, Coffee Lake, Coffee Lake S Refresh).”
Up until eventually now, it was widely anticipated that this impending processor update would be recognised as just ‘Coffee Lake Refresh,’ as the ‘S’ is assumed with present day Coffee Lake chips.
Primarily based on all the leaks, rumors and now formal proof, there would seem to be no doubt that Intel’s rumored Intel Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and other 9000-sequence processors will all be component of Coffee Lake Refresh. Of program, that’s simply a code name.
As with former chip launches, going ahead Intel will only refer to them as eighth Generation processors, just like the primary Coffee Lake 8000-sequence, which is aggravating. But, it could be even worse, as the mobile eighth generation CPU family members includes Kaby Lake Refresh, Coffee Lake, Whisky Lake and Amber Lake chips all at the very same time with quite very similar design names.
We’re having awfully shut to Intel Coffee Lake Refresh’s rumored Oct start. From almost everything we have gathered, it would seem like Team Blue will be introducing its quickest sequence of processors yet featuring extravagant new packaging, soldered warmth spreaders for amazing overclocking and appreciably greater gaming general performance.
We have contacted Asus and Intel for comment on this tale, and will update with a response should we acquire one particular.