Intel Announces 8th Generation Coffee Lake Desktop Processors, Available for purchase beginning Oct. 5, 2017
Intel Announced the new lineup of 8th Gen (Coffee Lake) Processors for Desktop computing which have more cores and more power to offer at lower price. New family of 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 5, 2017. The new desktop processor family is built for gamers, content creators and overclockers who require premium performance. Ranging from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7, these processors deliver premium performance for what comes next, opening the door for a new level of faster, easier and more immersive experiences.
Intel 8th Generation Desktop Core i7 8700k with 6 cores is no priced at USD 359, and i5 8th General 8600k US 257
Intel i7 8700K and i7 8700 feature 6 cores and 12 threads, Intel i5 8600k and i5 8400 also have six cores but without hyper-threading, and the Core i3 8350k and Core i3 8100 have 4 physical cores without hyper-threading.
Intel Cofeelake CPUs are built on the same nano technology 14nm++ but with improved performance upto 25% from previous generation of Processors.
- New 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors and Intel® Z370 chipset are perfect for gamers, content creators and overclockers with a range of unlocked1 “K” processors.
- Includes a new Intel® Core™ i7 desktop processor that is the best gaming processor ever from Intel2, first-ever 6-core Intel® Core™ i5 desktop processor and 4-core Intel® Core™ i3 desktop processor.
- Performance boosts that deliver frame rate improvements of up to 25 percent3 compared with 7th Gen Intel Core for smooth gaming experiences and up to 65 percent faster editing4 in content creation compared with a 3-year-old machine.
Intel New Generation of top end Intel Processors Core i8 8700k are best ever gaming CPU with upto 25% higher frame per second scores compare to i7 7700k.
Advanced Content Creation: The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family positions Intel as the choice for speed, accuracy, power, format compatibility and high-quality graphics creation and consumption. Edit 4K 360-degree videos with ease – up to 32 percent faster6 compared with the previous generation – plus, edit content up to 65 percent faster4 compared with a 3-year-old PC.
Intel has released new Desktop CPU processors at a time when it is facing stiff competition from rival CPU make AMD from its Ryzen series of CPUs, this could be one main reason for intel increasing the number cores in New 8th Gen. CPUs.
New 8th Generation CPUs have same pins as that of 6th and 7th Gen. Models, but it will require new motherboards with new Z370 chipset for reliability and better performance. Intel says this is because of more robust power routing needed to support the higher number of cores and so neither motherboards nor CPUS will be backwards compatible.
New Chipset Z370: Intel has also announced new Chipset Z370 which supports upto 2666 Mhz DDR4 RAM when pared with Core i7 CPU, new Intel Z370 chipset provides improved power delivery needed for the new 6-core processors to reach their maximum performance as well as enhanced package power delivery for overclocking and memory routing support..