This evening, Intel will hold a press conference called Desktop Launch Event 2018. You do not need to be seven spies in the forehead to guess what event is dedicated this event. Of course, we are talking about the long-awaited official premiere of the ninth-generation Intel Core desktop processors (Coffee Lake-S Refresh).
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– Intel News (@intelnews) October 6, 2018  Actually, teasers published on the eve also clearly indicate the announcement of the first Intel Core 9000-series processors, as well as the top-end set of system logic Z390. By the way, ASRock, without waiting for the official announcement, has already presented as many as eight new motherboards on the Z390 chipset. We have already learned earlier that there will be no radical differences from the new Z390 chipset from the old Z370, only a number of improvements like USB 3.1 and Wireless-AC support, and improvements in power management (updated version of the VRM module specification).
We invite all join the online broadcast of this event, which will be conducted on the official website of Intel. Beginning – at 17:00 Kyiv time.
Recall that the new Intel Core 9000-series processors will differ from the current ones by the increased number of physical cores, higher operating frequencies and improved overclocking potential due to the use of solder under the lid instead of “thermal fuses”. Presumably, today Intel will present only three models, including the flagship Core i9-9900K, while the rest of the Core 9000 line will debut in early 2019. Previously, we repeatedly published data on the characteristics and prices of the Coffee Lake Refresh processors, as well as the results of testing their performance. It remains to wait for the evening to confirm all this, find out the official prices and the timing of the start of sales.
It is expected that in addition to the announcement of the first eight-core processors LGA 1151 today can also tell about the upcoming update of the CPU lineup for the HEDT platform LGA 2066, where Intel is expected to go the same way – grossly increasing the number of cores.