The new Intel processors are coming! The new Intel processors are coming!
Intel announced its 8th Generation Intel Core processor family will be available for purchase beginning October 5, 2017. This new desktop processor family was built specifically for gamers, content creators, and overclockers who require premium performance, said Intel in a press release.
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. These processors will be supported with the new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards.
Intel also boasted that the lead processor in this generation, the Intel Core i7-8700K, will be Intel’s best gaming desktop processor ever. This chip will be capable of 4.7 GHz maximum single-core turbo frequency, which Intel says will be its highest frequency ever thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.
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. Intel also claimed that performance while mega-tasking (gaming while streaming and recording) will be up to two times faster when compared to a three-year-old gaming rig.
For overclockers, the news gets even better. The 8th Generation Intel Core’s unlocked “K” processors will overclock to higher levels than previous generations, said Intel. New features, such as per core overclocking, max memory ratio up to 8,400 MT/s, real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery, and updated utilities will enhance the overclocking experience.
“We are laser-focused on giving the enthusiast community the ultimate desktop experience, from chart-topping performance to a platform that can flex with their needs,” said Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel. “Our 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and – for gamers, in particular – offer an unbeatable experience.”
So if you’re in the market to build or buy a new high-end gaming PC, you may want to wait until October 5 to stay on the cutting edge.