If the early motherboard announcements haven’t already made it clear, then Intel’s own announcement will: the CPU giant is about to release a new wave of PC desktop hardware.

This afternoon, Intel is announcing that they will be holding a “Fall Desktop Launch Event” on Monday. Official details on the event are slim – with Intel’s official tweet just stating that “There has never been a better time to own a desktop PC” – however from the early Z390 motherboard reveals and associated documentation, it’s clear that Intel is gearing up to release their long-awaited Z390 chipset and a new (9th?) generation of CPUs to go with them.

At any rate, the company will be livestreaming the event, and AnandTech will be covering it as well. So you’ll want to be up bright and early to catch Intel’s 10am ET reveal.

Source: Intel (Twitter)

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  • rahvin - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - link

    Rebranding the previous generation more than likely. They're getting desperate out of fear AMD is taking market share.
  • maroon1 - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - link

    They are releasing 8 core model
  • peterfares - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - link

    Yeah it'll be the same architecture but they'll be introducing the 8-core models. We've known this for months.
  • Eris_Floralia - Sunday, October 7, 2018 - link

    It's already a fact. Except the top 8 core models, all of the rest are just rebranded 8th gen SKUs.
  • Gadgety - Sunday, October 7, 2018 - link

  • gsuburban - Sunday, October 7, 2018 - link

    I'd have to agree. The previous chipsets 270 and below as well as the CPU's aren't really that much of a lag compared to the current versions. Forcing folks to replace motherboards is criminal. I wonder if there will be the same treatment for those who already spent much to upgrade to 8th gen & 370 or if they will release a BIOS update !!
  • Chaitanya - Monday, October 8, 2018 - link

    It's just Kaby Lake v3.0 nothing new to expect here. also more than 10 years of rehashing Nehalem and since launch of Zen platform just knee jerk reaction one after another.
  • piroroadkill - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    Kaby Lake? Nope, Skylake. Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake & Coffee Lake Refresh are fundamentally just Skylake.
  • shabby - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - link

    My my how times have changed, jan 2017 intel releases a 4 core cpu, 10 months later they release a 6 core, 12 months later an 8 core is coming. Thanks amd!
  • mganai - Sunday, October 7, 2018 - link

    The 6 core was already scheduled for 2018. AMD just forced their hand a little there.

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