Intel’s latest desktop client-platform roadmap has been leaked to the web. It reveals the names as well as timelines of the company’s upcoming product lines. To start out with Intel will upgrade its Core X high-end desktop (HEDT) product line in Q4 of 2018. The new Core X HEDT processors will be based on the “Cascade Lake-X” silicon. This is the first time we’ve heard of the “Cascade Lake” micro-architecture.
Intel looks to be launching their second wave of 6-core, 4-core, and 2-core “Coffee Lake” processors in Q1-2018. There are no mentions of 8-core mainstream desktop processors in this roadmap, which is weird given all of the rumors that we’ve been hearing. These new processors will be accompanied by more 300-series chipsets, which will be the H370 Express, B360 Express, and H310 Express.
Also in Q1-2018 Intel will update their low-power processor lineup, with the introduction of the new “Gemini Lake” silicon. There will be 4-core and 2-core SoCs under the Pentium Silver and Celeron brands.