Intel Coffee Lake:

Intel’s Coffee Lake series CPUs consists of 6 c ore and 4 cores Chips using the Z370 chipset.
These CPUs were supposed to be launched for the mainstream market.
This new family of 8th Gen CPUs will not be compatible with the LGA 1151, however, the LGA 1151 will need some changes to support these Chips eg LGA 1151 V2.

Intel Coffee Lake release:

These 8th gen Coffee Lake CPUs are delayed to February 2k18.
The report also indicated that the company had been attempting to push the launch to the second half of this year.

Specs:

CPUIntel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-8***Intel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-8***
FamilyKaby Lake-SCoffee Lake-SKaby Lake-SCoffee Lake-S
Process14nm14nm14nm14nm
Cores4646
Threads46812
Base Clock3.80 GHz3.50 GHz (ES)4.20 GHzTBD
Boost Clock4.20 GHz3.50 GHz (ES)4.50 GHzTBD
L2 Cache1 MB (256 KB per Core)1.5 MB (256 KB per Core)1 MB (256 KB per Core)1.5 MB (256 KB per Core)
L3 Cache6 MB9 MB8 MB12 MB
Unlocked DesignYesYesYesYes
Socket SupportLGA 1151LGA 1151?LGA 1151LGA 1151?
PCH200-Series300-Series200-Series300-Series
TDP91WTBD91WTBD

 

Conclusion:

Intel has always been the king of CPU market and surely want the things to stay the same, However with the AMD stepping up and producing quality stuff at the most reasonable prices has made the intel to rethink their strategy of making and Launching their new CPUs.
And with the upcoming launch of the Behemoth Threadripper, Intel seems to have lost it and trying to regain its glory.
Anyhow, we will see what the enthusiasts and professionals recommend and what the upcoming reviews say about it.

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