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Intel unveils its 8th gen Core processors for desktop, bumps core counts

Intel unveils its 8th gen Core processors for desktop, bumps core counts

At the end of August, Intel announced new 8th-generation chips for laptops that post far-greater-than-expected performance gains.

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

This newest generation of Intel processors will offer gamers up to 25 percent more frames per second when stacked up against comparable chips from the 7th Gen Intel Core family.

The new family will include the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and first-ever 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor.

The new eighth-gen desktop chips will begin to arrive on October 5th with the Intel Core i7-8700K and will carry a price tag of $359. According to Intel Core-i7 top model is best for gaming and also tells how it differs from the intel's recently launched i9 processor. For example, if you edit 4K 360 degree videos there will be a 32 per cent speed uplift compared with previous gen processors, claims Intel. "These processors are supported with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards", sats Intel. These new boards officially support DDR4-2666, integrate Thunderbolt 3 and push Optane Memory, which is certainly an improvement over mechanical HDDs with it being 2.1 times faster, however struggles to outmatch SSDs. The Core i5 family never had Hyper-Threading, so that's no different, but Intel is bumping its core count to six cores, up from four. Unfortunately, while Coffee Lake is more affordable than an X299 chip-the questionable quad-core i5-7640X and i7-7740X excluded, prices are higher than Kaby Lake across the board.

As you can see from the previous table, compared to the previous 7th generation, the new 8th generation has both the higher core count and higher Turbo clocks, and lower base clock, while the TDP remained almost the same, at least in the high- and mid-range segment. Intel has priced this chip at $257 (£190, AU$325). As usual, along with the regular SKUs, Intel has also announced the performance aimed unlocked K processors.

In addition, we're told that "with Intel Core X-series Extreme Edition processors, content creators can expect up to 80% better performance for VR content creation and up to 60% faster 4K video editing over the previous generation's Extreme Edition". The new chips open "the door for a new level of faster, easier and more immersive experiences", the USA firm said in a statement released on Sunday.



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