Welcome to Coffee Lake: Intel will unveil its 8th-gen Core processors on August 21

It feels like we've barely had time to get to know Intel's current crop of Core processors so far, following their announcement just under a year ago. The seventh-generation CPUs, also known by their 'Kaby Lake' codename, are still making their way to new devices, including Microsoft's recently-launched Surface Pro tablet and Surface Laptop.

Now, Intel is preparing to introduce its newest wave of processors. Today, it said that it will officially announce details of its eighth-generation 'Coffee Lake' chips on August 21, in an event that will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Like the current generation, the 8th-gen chips will still be built on a 14nm process, but they should still offer a big performance boost compared with Kaby Lake. In February, Intel said that its eighth-generation Core processors were expected to deliver at least 15% better performance than their predecessors - but in May, it said that it had actually seen an improvement of over 30%.

We're also expecting Intel to announce new U-series chips this month, paving the way for manufacturers to launch more powerful Ultrabooks with quad-core processors.

Source: Intel

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