Intel Announces 8th Generation Coffee Lake Processors

Intel has announced a new series of eighth-generation desktop processors under the “Coffee Lake” moniker. These processors follow the laptop chips which were unveiled a few months back, and include Intel’s new flagship processor.

Hexa Core Processors

The new flagship announced is the Core i7-8700K processor. The six-core chip comes with up to 25-percent higher performance compared to its predecessor chip and supports Turbo Boost to 4.7 GHz, with a base clock of 3.7 GHz.

The chip will be accompanied by hexa-core Core i7-8700, i5-8600K, and i5-8600 chips. The i7-marked chips feature 12 threads and 12 MB L3 cache, while the i5 ones will have 6 threads and 9 MB cache. The K-branded chips have a rated TDP of 95W, while the others are set at 65W.

Quad Core i3

Lastly, you have the quad-core i3-8350K and 8100 chips, with their dual-core counterparts being phased out. They support DDR4-2400 memory, rather than DDR4-2666 of the i5 and i7 models.

The integrated GPU here is the new UHD Graphics 630 unit. They all support the LGA 1151 socket.

Pricing

Pricing starts at an affordable $117 for Core i3-8100, while the top-end i7-8700K retails for $359. It is obviously not the ultimate processor that Intel makes by far, with the recent launch of the new i9-7980XE processor, with its 18 cores and 36 threads costing $1999.

Better Performance, New Motherboards

For that price, you get an astounding 195 fps on Gears of War 4, which is 25% more than their predecessors. Streaming speeds are also said to be 45% faster while 4K editing gains amount to 32%.

Lastly, Intel is also unveiling the Z370 motherboards, which feature the new sockets required for upgrading to the new chips. They bring Thunderbolt 3 and DDR4-2666 memory support among other things.


  • Ammar Bashir

    Oh my my.
    These processors are beasts.

  • Faheem Ahmad

    HOPE THEY POWER SOME ANDROID DEVICE WITH REMIX OS OR PHOENIX OS

  • Usman Arif

    Intel 1st time introduce 6 cores on mainstream. Really looking forward for this.

  • Usman Ahmed

    Thank you AMD.