Intel has recently revealed the newest members of their desktop processor family — the first ever 6-core i5 and quad-core i3, and a gaming-centric i7.
The company is marketing their new 8th gen processors for gamers, content creators, and overclockers, promising better overclocking, content creation and gaming. This family will come with unlocked “K” processors, 12MB of Intel Smart Cache and up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes. They also revealed the new chipset that will support these processors — The Z370.
This family will come with unlocked “K” processors, 12MB of Intel Smart Cache and up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes. They also revealed the new chipset that will support these processors — The Z370.
Leading the pack is Intel’s Core i7 series, The i7-8700K, and i7-8600 with 6 cores, 12 threads and clock speeds of up to 4.7GHz, followed by the Core i5 series, the i5-8600K, and the i5-8400 with 6 cores, 6 threads and clock speeds of up to 4.3GHz and the Core i3 series, the i3-8350K and i3-8100 with 4 cores and 4 threads and clock speeds of up to 4.0GHz.
Intel is promising that the 8th gen processors provide 25% better gaming performance and 32% faster render speeds than the previous generation.
These i7 and i5 series of processors will also feature Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allowing boosts to single-core frequencies. Sadly, their core i3 series doesn’t have this feature. Nonetheless, these are exciting times as we finally have a quad-core i3 for the first time.
AMD’s Ryzen may now have serious competition with this release. And it looks like Intel is also upping their processor’s core count to match AMD’s multi-core performance.
The i7 series will start at a price of $303 (about Php15,324.23), while the i5 series will start at $182 (about Php 9204.65) and the i3 series will start at $117 (about Php 5,917.28). The company’s 8th gen processors will be available come October 5, 2017.