Intel has announced its new range of 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors that at said to offer much-improved performance over previous-gen processors from the company. The new Coffee Lake desktop processors will be available starting October 5 along with the new Intel Z370 chipset.
Intel Coffee Lake processors are built on the same architecture as Kaby Lake. However, the new 14nm process allows a substantial increase in performance as well as higher clock speeds. The company claims a 25 percent increase in performance over 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake processors and up to 65 percent faster editing in content creation compared to 3-year-old PC.
Intel also announced that their 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors bring the first ever 6-core Core i5 desktop processor as well as first-ever 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor.
“The family offers a wide range of performance options for consumers with unlocked “K” processors that deliver maximum tuning flexibility at each brand level and up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability on graphics, storage, and I/O. These processors are supported with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards'” explains Intel.
The company even asserts its new line of Coffee Lake CPU’s are tailor-made to meet the demanding requirements of gamers, content creators and overclockers.
“Gamers will revel in the powerful and fluid experience of gaming. Compared with 7th Gen Intel Core, gamers gain up to 25 percent more frames per second3 on popular and demanding games like Gears of War 4. As gaming continues to expand to include a social audience while playing, performance while mega-tasking is critical so game + stream + record is now up to 2 times faster5 compared with a 3-year-old machine,” further adds Intel.
Intel is yet to announce the pricing of its new line of Coffee Lake processors. Though at launch, the company will release 6 new Coffee Lake CPUs which include the Core i3-8100, Core i3-8350K, Core i5-8400, Core i5-8600K, Core i7-8700, and the flagship Core i7-8700K.