In the last week, we’ve had several dramatic turn-arounds in the CPU space. First there were leaks about the nineteen models AMD was going to offer with Ryzen, then there were pricing and supposed benchmarks for Ryzen processors. Then, out of nowhere, a rumour popped up that Intel was already sampling Kaby Lake refresh chips with better performance and thermals, along with a strange “Xeon Gold” leak that suggests they’ll start selling Xeon E5 and E7 chips from the Broadwell-E family for the X99 platform. In amongst this crazy week was a rumour that Coffee Lake, their next evolution of the desktop processor, might be launching early as a response to AMD’s Ryzen processors, and yesterday Intel confirmed that this was true – Coffee Lake is now scheduled for a 2H 2017 launch, rather than a 2018 launch. But wait, there’s more!