It seems that the most recent round of chips to be released in little more than the next 48 hours by Intel are destined to be quite the success.With the manufacturing based on the 14nm node, you can expect to witness something very much ‘next level’ from Intel’s Coffee Lake.
The eighth generation chips from the Santa Carla manufacturer are boasting an improvement in performance of as much as 15% compared to their predecessors. Tech enthusiasts will be happy to know that this is not a standalone release. Intel’sCoffee Lake will be accompanied by an entire line-up of motherboards and CPUs to complement the architecture.
If you thought that Kaby Lake was impressive, Intel’s Coffee Lake is reported to be a staggering 45% faster again! This is a clear demonstration that the move to the Z370 chipset was more than worth the investment. Some may be a little put out at the thought of having to upgrade their motherboards also after Intel previously stated that this would not be the case. But I can assure you that from what we have seen, this PC renovation will unleash a whole world of power that has never been seen before.
With the power of two processors in each of the i3, i5 and i7 series, you may need to look at improving your cooling system also to stop the Core from melting – just kidding. Coming in with an expected cost between US$117 and US$359, Intel’s Coffee Lake will be a game changer those who embrace it.
Intel’s Coffee Lake Specs
There’s no need to rely on rumors anymore! The specs are out and Intel’s Coffee Lake is impressive. Even though the 8th-generation chips are being manufactured on the 14nm node, skeptics are being quietened as Intel has proven to the market that there’s still ample life within the process still.
The i3 chips boast 4 cores each, and the i3 8100 is packed with4 cores and 4 threads, each running at 3.6GHz, with the i3 8350K (unlocked) having 4 cores and 4 threads with a base frequency of 4GHz.
The i5 8400 is a hexa-core beast, comprising of6 cores and 6 threads with a base clock of 2.8GHz, but get this; it can operate right up as high as 4GHz with Turbo Boost. The i5 8600K sits next to it with6 cores and 6 threads crammed into the 14nm chip and is capable of a base speed of 3.6GHz, and a whopping 4.3GHz boosted.
The i7 8700 and the i7 8700K dwarf their 6 core siblings, running 6 cores of their own and 12 threads making this jump up in the family more than noticeable. Maintaining its position with a 12MB Cache, the Intel Core i7 8700K, over-clockable analog, looks more than likely to pose a serious threat to AMD as it cranks out speeds of between 3.7GHz and 4.7GHz.
With only a couple more sleepless nights ahead, Intel’s upcoming release of the 8th-generation Coffee Lake CPUs will no doubt make consistent headlines. Check back in over the coming days to find out more as Intel’s Coffee Lake hits the market.