Silicon Valley’s largest chip-maker Intel announced the next generation processors for desktop computers. The company claims that the new line-up is ideal for gamers and content creators. In addition to the Core series, Intel has also introduced the unlocked1 “K” processors range.
The new Intel Core i7 desktop processor is made keeping modern video game requirements in mind. The Core i5 is company’s first-ever 6-core processor. The Core i3, targeted at budget-conscious buyers, offers 4 processing cores.
The top of the line, Intel Core i7-8700K is capable of 4.7 GHz maximum single-core turbo frequency. You can expect significant performance boost in both single and multi-threaded applications. Intel claims that gamers will gain up to 25 percent more frames per second on popular and demanding games such Gears of War 4.
The 8th Gen Intel Core unlocked1 “K” processors bring overclocking to the table. To make things more interesting for geeks, Intel has added options such as per core overclocking, real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery, and updated Extreme Tuning Utility.
The Intel 8th Gen Core desktop processor family will be available beginning Oct. 5, 2017. The American chip-maker is yet to unveil the pricing details though.