Intel announces 8th generation Core processor family for desktops; to roll out starting 5 October

The processor family introduces the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor, 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor and the fastest Core i7-8700K.


Intel on Monday announced the roll-out of the 8th generation of the Intel Core desktop processor family, beginning 5 October, which is built for gamers and content creators for heavy duty tasks.

Intel announces 8th generation Core processor family for desktops; to roll out starting 5 October

Intel's 8th generation CPUs

The new processor family introduces the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor. At the top of the stack is the Intel Core i7-8700K which is touted as the company's best gaming desktop processor ever.

"Our 8th-gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and — for gamers, in particular — offer an unbeatable experience," said Anand Srivatsa, General Manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel, in a statement.

Gamers would gain up to 25 percent more frames per second on performance-intensive like Gears of War 4 when compared 7th-gen Intel Core chip. The new chipset family would also enable edit 4K 360-degree videos at up to 32 percent faster when compared with the previous generation.

The 8th-gen Intel Core unlocked K processors will overclock to higher levels than prior generations.

The company has added new features including per-core overclocking, max memory ratio up to 8,400 million transfers per second (MT/s), real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery and updated Extreme Tuning Utility and Extreme Memory Profile.

The new chipsets are supported with Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards.

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