Intel technical documents fuel rumors of an 8-core Coffee Lake chip



A trio of listings on Intel’s documentation site may prove that an 8-core Coffee Lake chip is in the works, which would provide a potential response to AMD’s own 8-core, 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs.

Chip watchers posting to Reddit caught wind of three posts on a Coffee Lake S documentation page, referring to something called a “Coffee Lake S 8+2” chip. Since the current Coffee Lake chips top out at six cores and twelve threads, the natural speculation is that Intel has an 8-core chip waiting in the wings.

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