Intel Announces 8th Generation Core i7, i5, And i3 Processors For Desktops

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At the Coffee Lake launch, Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Intel's Desktop Platform Group, confirmed that the low-end Celeron and Pentium families are next in line for a revamp, with new products planned for later this year. The latest desktop processors are specifically built for gamers, content creators as well as the overclockers for whom premium performance is of utmost importance.

We are already familiar with the confusion the company has created regarding the naming and generation.

At the same time as unveiling its new many-core processors - including the freshly-reviewed Core i9-7980XE - Intel has formally announced its 8th Generation Core family for mainstream desktops, which will be available to buy from early October. While the difference might not be huge when comparing games like The Division, it still has the upper hand and we can see the additional performance that 2 more cores can provide as compared to 4 on the 7700K. The only caveat to the i3 taking the gaming crown will be the $14 required to upgrade to the i5 8400, a six-core/six-thread processor.

Intel claims that its Coffee Lake processors are 32 percent faster compared to their predecessors and up to 65 percent faster compared to a three year old computer for tasks like video editing.




Intel Corp. has unveiled a new family of desktop computer processors that are faster and stronger than its previous creations, the semiconductor giant said.

The new, more powerful chips are supported by the introduction of a new series of Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards, which help by providing more efficient power delivery. It also features support for DDR4-2666 memory, Thunderbolt 3, and Intel's Optane system acceleration tech.

Looking to fend off the renewed challenge from rival firm Advanced Micro Devices Inc., semiconductor maker Intel Corp. has just announced the launch of its 8th Generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" desktop chips that it says are its best gaming processors to date. Core i7 and Core i5 both now offer six cores with the Core i3 now offering four physical cores. AMD gets a larger benefit out of SMT than Intel does, but this will be a tough fight. "These processors are supported with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards". Pricing ranges from $117 for the Core i3 up to $359 for the high-end Core i7-8700K.

Intel said the new desktop processors, which include the i7, six-core i5, and four-core i3 processors, deliver a frame rate performance boost improvement of 25 percent over the seventh-generation chips.

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