The tech giants behind the famous Intel Core Processors have introduced their latest line-up for the next generation of CPUs. The newest additions to Intel’s CPU lineup boasts a minimum of four cores for the i3. It also introduced six cores for both i5 and i7.
Intel dubs the new processor as a perfect match for gamers and users alike. Usually, these people would want the most potential out of the CPU’s power which includes their overclocking potential. The most powerful of the new generation processors is the i7-8600K. Intel claims this to be their best gaming processor up to date.
Intel’s benchmarks boast how the Coffee Lake processors improved frame rate by up to 25 percent in Triple-A rated games in comparison to their seventh-generation aka Kaby Lake processors from the previous year. The new processors are 32 percent faster in video editing than its predecessor, boasting VR and 4k resolution video capabilities.
What Else is New for Intel Processor?
The i7-8700K has an unlocked multiplier with a base power of 3.7GHz. This, however, can easily be overclocked up to 4.7GHz. It has six cores and 12 threads. This means multitasking wouldn’t be a problem, boasting 45 percent more performance during “mega-tasking” in comparison to the i7-7700K. Pair this processor up with the latest GPUs or Graphics Processing Units from either Intel or AMD, and it’ll easily be the perfect gaming PC set-up.
Before Intel introduced the 8th generation processors, all of their CPU’s that had more than four cores would cost a lot more and harder to obtain than the mainstream processors such as E-Series and X-Series ranges.
These costly processors are classified as high-end-desktop processors not catered for average consumers. It is only during this generation that Intel has decided to bring six cores to their mainstream i5 processors.
It is also the first production to boost the four-core i3 processor which would significantly improve the lower-tier processor’s multitasking capabilities.