Intel is now starting to deliver the high-end X370 chipset and 8th gen Coffee Lake processors. Intel will have other chipsets ready for Q1-2018.
Usually Intel has several chipsets ready for all market segments. We suspect Intel had to fix a few problems with lower cost chipsets to prevent the fisco seen with Cougar Point.
For enthusiasts looking to upgrade, the Coffee Lake processor and enthusiast Z370 board wil provide excellent gaming for those who are using extreme video cards.
We suspect Intel is looking at AMD’s products when picking which market segment to come into. Competition is not something Intel has faced much lately.