http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/in...ate-usb-3-1-gen-2-and-gigabit-ethernet,2.html http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...cessors-in-line-with-timing-of-new-imacs.html https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/67awbq/details_for_result_id_genuine_intelr_cpu_0000/ I don't know what Intel are doing as it's all confusing. 140W quad channel x299 "HEDT" systems with 6,8,10 and eventally 12 core (Skylake X) 112W quad channel x299 "HEDT-gimped" CPU with 4core (8 thread?) 7700k on crack? (maybe higher frequency) Unknown W dual channel 8xxxK cpu's with 6 core coffee lake? On Z/H/I300 chipsets All within months of each other and all within 7-8 months of the original Kaby 7700k launch. Either way, if the 6 core coffee lake i7 is 6C/12 threads, overclocks to 4.4ghz or higher and works on a new board with USB 3.1 Gen 2, 'free' Wifi and Bluetooth 5 - it sounds like a huge winner and Ryzen destroyer* It seems unlikely it will be released at the same price as the existing 7700k ($450 AUD) though. Strongly suspect the last paragraph of this speculators post is correct, unfortunately. https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/t...hipset-in-august-2017.18776943/#post-30716520 * = considering Ryzens poor IPC and poor overclockability. Many Ryzen, multicore leaning benchmarks, the 7700k still came fairly close as it is, let alone with 2 more cores.