Intel Officially Reveals 8th Generation Coffee Lake Specs And Pricing. As if in swift response to AMD’s nearly year-long Zen onslaught, Intel will release the desktop parts (S Series) of its 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU on October 5, a mere 10 months after unsheathing Kaby Lake. The upcoming products include Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs in both locked and unlocked versions. More importantly, the Core i5 and i7 will feature six cores (a first for the i5 part), and the Core i3 will have four cores (also a first).
What about the i3?
The most powerful i3 in the Coffee Lake lineup is the 4.0 GHz i3-8350K unlocked SKU. This product will cost $168. However, if you’d rather go for a classic, unlocked version, the i3-8100 at $117 might be better suited for your needs. TDP-wise, the unlocked i3 sits at 91W, while the i3-8100 comes in at 65W. When compared to the previous generation, i3 pricing seems to be on point.
As far as overclocking goes, Intel claims that Coffee Lake chips are best suited for it. Below you will find a list including the new overclocking features for this new generation.
- Per Core Overclocking.
- Max Memory Ratio Up To 8400 MT/s.
- Real-Time Memory Latency Control.
- Extended PLL Trim Controls.
- Enhanced Package Power Delivery.
We’ll just have to wait for official reviews in order to determine whether the new chips are truly worth an upgrade. Speaking of reviews, you can expect to see a full batch after October 5th.
Will you be moving on to the new 8th generation?