Intel announces eighth generation Core Coffee Lake desktop processors

After giving its Kaby Lake processor family a small refresh, Intel has now announced its 8th generation Coffee Lake desktop processors family with more cores than before. It is designed for gamers, content creators and overclockers who require premium performance , and include the four core Core i3 processor (Core i3-8350K/i3-8100), six core Core i5 processor (Core i5-8600K/i5-8400) and gaming centric Core i7 processor (Core i7-8700K/i78600). All the new processors are based on Intel's 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture.

The Core i7 series leads that pack with the six-core i7-8700K and i78600. The Core i7-8700K has base and boost speeds of 3.7GHz and 4.7GHz respectively, and the Core i7-8700 runs at 3.2GHz to 4.6GHz. The Core i5-8600K runs at 3.6GHz to 4.3GHz, while the Core i5-8400 runs at 2.8GHz to 4GHz. The Core i3 series does not support Turbo Boost clock speed, so the Core i3-8350K runs flat at 4GHz, while the Core i3-8100K at 3.6GHz.

Intel says the top-end Core i7-8700K is the best gaming processor ever from the company. It promises performance boosts that deliver frame rate improvements of up to 25 percent than the 7th generation Intel core processor for smooth gaming experience. Furthermore, the eight generation Intel Core desktop family promises up to 32 percent faster 4K-360 degree video editing, when compared with previous gen, and 65 percent faster compared with a 3-year old PC.

They also packs Intel's integrated graphics, while the Core i7 models have 12MB cache, Core i5 have 9MB cache and Core i3 series have 6MB cache. The Core i7 and Core i5 chips now support up to dual-channel DDR4-2666 RAM, while Core i3 models support dual-channel DDR4-2400.

The new processors with K suffix support over clocking to deliver maximum tuning flexibility and have 91-95W TDP ratings while other are rated at 65W. These processors are supported with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards.

Intel's move to increase the core counts can be seen as a response to AMD's Ryzen processor family to match the mulit-core performance.

The 8th generation Intel Core desktop processors will be available for purchase starting October 5, 2017. The price starts at $117 (Rs. 7,600), and goes higher to $359 (Rs. 23,300) for the top-end i7-8700K. 


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Intel announces eighth generation Core Coffee Lake desktop processors Intel announces eighth generation Core Coffee Lake desktop processors Reviewed by Kaiser on 9/25/2017 05:12:00 PM
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