Intel’s 8th gen Core desktop processors, which the company announced two weeks ago, are now available to purchase. As a reminder, the company’s 8th gen lineup of processors also includes refreshed “Kaby Lake” processors (originally 7th gen) released two months ago, but these first “Coffee Lake” chips are leveraging the latest refinement of Intel’s 14nm process (14nm++). 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.”
“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. “Content creators can expect 65 percent faster editing compared with a 3-year-old machine. Intel’s 8th Core desktop processors start at $117, and you can learn more about the full lineup in the chart below.
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 this “Coffee Lake” family and pioneer Intel’s new 10nm process, and deliver even more performance improvements for PC users.Further reading: Coffee Lake, Intel, Processors