It's easy for us enthusiasts to forget that the high-powered CPUs we favor aren't even a majority of the market. Intel still has a whole bundle of desktop Coffee Lake CPUs to launch, and it looks like they're on the way sooner than later. Videocardz has a list of chips that either popped up on Amazon for pre-order or were found in listings on Asus' website.
All the new chips have TDPs of 65 W or below and fill out the remainder of Intel's eighth-generation desktop Core lineup. Like the sixth- and seventh-generation CPU series, the low-power models ending in T are rated for a 35 W TDP.
|Upcoming Intel CPUs||Base Clock||Cores/Threads||L3 Cache||TDP||Revision|
|Core i7-8700T||2.4 GHz||6/12||12MB||35W||U0|
|Core i5-8600||3.1 GHz||6/6||9MB||65W||U0|
|Core i5-8600T||2.3 GHz||6/6||9MB||35W||U0|
|Core i5-8500||3.0 GHz||6/6||9MB||65W||U0|
|Core i5-8500T||2.1 GHz||6/6||9MB||35W||U0|
|Core i5-8400T||1.7 GHz||6/6||9MB||35W||U0|
|Core i3-8300||3.7 GHz||4/4||8MB||62W||B0|
|Core i3-8300T||3.2 GHz||4/4||8MB||35W||B0|
|Core i3-8100T||3.1 GHz||4/4||6MB||35W||B0|
|Pentium Gold G5600||3.9 GHz||2/4||4MB||54W||B0|
|Pentium Gold G5500||3.8 GHz||2/4||4MB||54W||B0|
|Pentium Gold G5500T||3.2 GHz||2/4||4MB||35W||B0|
|Pentium Gold G5400||3.7 GHz||2/4||4MB||54W||B0|
|Pentium Gold G5400||3.7 GHz||2/4||4MB||58W||U0|
|Pentium Gold G5400T||3.1 GHz||2/4||4MB||35W||B0|
|Pentium Gold G5400T||3.1 GHz||2/4||4MB||35W||U0|
|Celeron G4920||3.2 GHz||2/2||2MB||54W||B0|
|Celeron G4900||3.1 GHz||2/2||2MB||54W||B0|
|Celeron G4900T||2.9 GHz||2/2||2MB||35W||B0|
Although it's good to have the full information on hand, there's not much earth-shattering news here. Possibly the most curious detail is that some of the CPUs in Asus' list are marked down as being the U0 stepping, while others are the B0 stepping. It's not clear what the difference implies given that the specifications we can compare appear to be more or less identical, save for the single exception of the U0-revision Pentium G5400 and its peculiar 58-W TDP. It seems unlikely that these chips have in-silicon mitigation for Meltdown and certain Spectre variants.