Intel officially announces 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors

Intel today revealed that its 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available from Oct. 5, 2017. Similar to the previous generation, 8th gen processors will be ranging from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7. For the first time, Intel will be selling first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and first-ever 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor.

Along with the regular processors, Intel will also be selling unlocked “K” processors targeting power users. These Intel processors will support up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for expandability on graphics, storage and I/O. And they are supported with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards.

Intel claims that 8th gen dekstop processors will offer up to 25 percent more frames per second on popular games when compared with 7th Gen Intel Core processors. And editing 4K 360-degree videos will be up to 32 percent faster compared with the previous generation.

The Intel Core i7-8700K is the top most processor in this range and it is capable of 4.7 GHz maximum single-core turbo frequency, the highest frequency ever, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.

Learn more about these processors here.