Intel has launched their latest 8th Generation of desktop processors. The new Generation i7-8700K and Core i7-8700 processors are running at six cores and twelve threads, Core i5-8600K and Core i5-8400 also have six cores but without Hyper-Threading, and the Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 have four physical cores without Hyperthreading. The 8th Gen processors are based on the Coffee Lake architecture of 14nm++.
Intel claims that the six-core 3.7GHz Core i7 is it’s best gaming desktop processor ever, with a clock speed of 3.7GHz. Available at a price of $359(Rs 23,259 approx). The i7 delivers up to 195 frames per second (FPS) on Gears of War 4, and 25 percent more FPS than its 7th Gen processors. The chip is part of Intel’s K-series 8th Gen Core chips and with Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 it is unlocked for overclocking. The Core i7-8700K can reach a frequency of 4.7GHz.
The Core i5-8600K is a six-thread chip with a base clock speed of 3.6GHz, while the Core i5-8400 has a base clock speed of 2.8GHz. These cost $257(Rs 16,650) and $182(Rs 11,791), respectively.
The 4GHz Core i3-8350K and 3.6GHz Core i3-8100 cost $168(Rs 10,884) and $117(Rs 7,580), respectively. These two entry-level chips lack Turbo Boost 2.0.
The 8th Gen Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 desktop chips will be available on October 5. Intel says they’ll start shipping with desktops in the fourth quarter.