Intel Launched 8th Gen Core Processors for Desktop Computers code-named Coffee lake

Earlier in this year in August

On the day of total solar eclipse August 21, 2017, Intel announced their 8th Gen Core processors the “Kaby Lake Refresh” or the “Kaby Lake R”. This update is meant for mobile devices ( notebooks and ultrabooks) in which Intel has increased the number of cores to Quad core in the same chipset that was previously Dual core through hyperthreading. They claim that this will increase the performance from the previous generation to 40% and will be 2x faster than 5-year-old computer, this will enable the user to edit and consume 4K media on their laptops, Virtual Reality content playability and very efficient battery performance as the latest U-series laptop processor runs its 4 cores on the exact same power as the previous dual-core processor that is just 15w. Based on their surveys they concluded that the choice of people varies a lot and with so many form factors in the market, everybody has a different comfort zone but all have the same general consensus i.e of fast performance and longer battery life, 8th gen will do both.

Specifications

INTEL CORE i7-8550U

INTEL CORE i5-8350U

No. of Cores

4

4

No. of threads

8

8

Cache

8 MB

6 MB

Processor Base Frequency

1.8 GHz

1.70 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4.00 GHz

3.60 GHz

TDP

15W

15W

Laptops that will receive Kaby Lake R

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo Yoga 920

Acer Switch 7 Black

Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe

Acer Nitro Spin5

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8th Gen Core Processor Coffee Lake Desktop chipset

This sunday on 25 September 2017 Intel announced the desktop version of the Intel 8th gen Coffee Lake processor which they claim to be the best gaming chip ever. The major update can be seen in the number of cores, i7-8700K now has 6 cores, as well as i5-8600K and i3 received he first ever quad core processor containing 4 cores take a look at the table below.

Intel Core i7-8700K

Technical Specifications

No Of Cores

6

Threads

12

Processor Base Frequency

3.7 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4.7 GHz

Cache

12MB

Price

$359

Intel Core i7-8700

Technical Specifications

No Of Cores

6

Threads

12

Processor Base Frequency

3.2 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4.6 GHz

Cache

12MB

Price

$303

Intel Core i5-8600K

Technical Specifications

No Of Cores

6

Threads

6

Processor Base Frequency

3.6 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4.3 GHz

Cache

9MB

Price

$257

Intel Core i5-8400

Technical Specifications

No Of Cores

6

Threads

6

Processor Base Frequency

2.8 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4 GHz

Cache

9MB

Price

$182

Intel Core i3-8350K

Technical Specifications

No Of Cores

4

Threads

4

Processor Base Frequency

4 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

-

Cache

6MB

Price

$168

Intel Core i3-8100

Technical Specifications

No Of Cores

4

Threads

4

Processor Base Frequency

3.4 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

-

Cache

6MB

Price

$117

The highlight chip was of course the Intel Core i7-8700K, the best gaming chip showed great results in benchmarks, it had 25% increased frame rates than the previous generation in running Microsoft Gears of War 4, other process like, multitasking , gaming, streaming, recording will be 45% faster than 7th gen processors. All of these chips will use LGA 1151 socket and DDR4 memory. Processors will be available for sale at Oct 3rd.

Acom.pk will soon introduce Intel 8th gen core for online shopping in Pakistan.

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