Intel unveils its ultimate gaming processors

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At the Coffee Lake launch, Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Intel's Desktop Platform Group, confirmed that the low-end Celeron and Pentium families are next in line for a revamp, with new products planned for later this year.

Apart from gaming, Intel is betting big on content creation with the new processors.

We are already familiar with the confusion the company has created regarding the naming and generation.

We know that Intel's Coffee Lake 6-Core CPUs will require a Z370 motherboard, but questions remain about future 8th generation processors and future 300 series motherboards. AMD's chips boast an increased number of cores/threads compared to what's come before, and Chipzilla has put a similar plan of action into effect with its 14nm++ parts. Cheaper options include the first 6-core Core i5 chips (up to $257) as well as the first 4-core Core i3 processors (up to $168).

The new eighth-gen desktop chips will begin to arrive on October 5th with the Intel Core i7-8700K and will carry a price tag of $359.

In addition, the processors have received 32 percent more high speed video editing and 65 percent accelerated content editing.

Stung by AMD's devising of a CPU "up-ryzen", Intel went all out doing something totally new earlier this year - creating its most extreme processors yet while introducing a new member of its Core family, the new Core i9 X-Series. There's also official support for DDR4-2666MHz memory. The i5-8600K keeps the six physical cores, but ditches hyperthreading, while the i3-8100 and i3-8350K both feature four physical cores.

Intel has launched its new family of 8th Gen (Coffee Lake) Core desktop processors. Intel said this is important as the new six-core chips need this to achieve their maximum performance.

"Our 8thGen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and - for gamers, in particular- offer an unbeatable experience". The U-series processors, launched in August, were targeted for mobile devices, while its processors targeted for commercial systems and a broad range of consumer devices will be launched in the first half of 2018. Stay tuned for a benchmark roundup right here on Tom's Guide, as well as more granular tests from our friends at Tom's Hardware and Anandtech. This new Core i7-8700K will be offering 25% additional in frames per second running "Gears of War 4" of Microsoft vs. with its 7 Generation Core i7-7700K, which is a 4 core, 8 thread part.

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