After the news leaked Quach days ago, new slide appeared on the web seem to (re) confirm that the Intel processors of Coffee Lake series will bring to the market the first 6-core chips in mid-range and in particular on notebooks. As you know, after the abandonment of the tick-tock strategy, Intel now we speak of “optimization” and according to the current roadmap, Kaby Lake after the Californian company will present another CPUs to 14 nanometers, precisely Coffee Lake.
The slide in question indicates that the period of Q2 of 2018, so there will still have to wait over a year and a half.
Returning to the CPU, it refers to the Coffee Lake H series, which will have a TDP of around 45 watts, and in addition to offering optimizations in terms of performance and fuel consumption, will support Intel HD graphics GT3e (this at least for models 2 and 4 Core).
As for prices, there are no indications, initially there was talk of “mainstream” for Esa-Core Coffee Lake, however the H series of Intel has never been so cheap, and the first 6-Core CPU of this line it could unfortunately be priced so low.
Expect more details regarding the desktop segment, the ‘ideal is to have a hypothetical Core i7-8700K and Core 6 with a price in the order of Euro 350/370, but they are just guesses.