Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processors aren’t even ten months old, but that isn’t stopping the company from launching its next must-having CPUs for gamers and high-end multitaskers today. Intel’s Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K is officially here, a 6-core, 12-thread beast with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.7 GHz, and it brings with it some impressive speed boosts that Intel hopes will help it stave off its biggest competition: AMD’s Ryzen chips.
More importantly, these Core desktop processors include the first 6-core Core i5 chips, the first 4-core Core i3 processors as well as Intel’s new 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, which the founder describes as its “best desktop gaming processor ever.”
Our take on the Coffee Lake
Coffee Lake is based on the same 14nm process the company introduced with its Broadwell line CPUs in 2014. Since then, Intel has used the 14nm process on Skylake, Kaby Lake, and now Coffee Lake. Intel says it’s made enough improvements along the way to call Coffee Lake a “14nm plus ” chip. A simpler way is to think of Coffee Lake as an improved 7th-generation Kaby Lake chip with two more cores. Though there are some subtler changes. Coffee Lake generation launches with a handful of CPUs covering the i3, i5, and i7 tiers with both locked and unlocked clock speeds.
Although Coffee Lake is essentially an improved Kaby Lake CPU, some key changes will drive Intel fans simply batty. The main one is its incompatibility with older motherboards, despite using the exact same physical LGA1151 socket.
Coffee Lake give 25% more enhanced experience
Intel began shipping their 8th gen Intel Core desktop processors with six cores on September 24. However, motherboard vendors such as Asustek and Gigabyte Technology have begun selling their products into the retail channels worldwide. Six core PC’s should begin entering the market for November in time for holiday shopping.
The 8700K is undoubtedly a fine processor; those shopping for a mainstream system, particularly one with a top-of-the-line graphics card, should buy it.
“These processors deliver frame rate improvements of up to 25 percent compared with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, enabling smooth gaming experiences,” explained Intel in a press release.
All these processors are now available to purchase through multiple retailers, and you can expect them to appear in OEM PCs in Q4 2017. Next year, the first “Cannon Lake” processors will succeed to “Coffee Lake” family and pioneer Intel’s new 10nm process. And not to mention deliver even more performance improvements for PC users.
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