Intel Coffee Lake-S, presented its new 8th GEN desktop processors
Intel has presented its range of desktop processors Coffee Lake-S, this new 8th generation offers us a substantial increase in multitasking performance since all the variants of its models expand the number of cores and threads. For the rest, as we will see, this new generation remains quite conservative in the rest of the aspects and, as usual, requires a new motherboard.
In this new generation we have as a novelty in the processors Core i7 configuration of 6 cores and 12 threadsin the following range we have the Core i5 with 6 cores and 6 threads execution and processors Core i3 now they have 4 cores and 4 threads. In the consumption section we continue with the same figures and in the integrated GPU we also continue with the same 9th Gen solution with the model Intel UHD Graphics 630 that allows us to output HDMI 1.4 [email protected] or DisplayPort 1.2 [email protected], both now with integrated HDCP 2.2, if we want HDMI 2.0 the manufacturer has to add a converter chip on the board. For this generation we need new motherboard with controller Intel Z370 which is not backward compatible with previous generations, we can mount memory DDR4 up to 2666MHz and it supports storage memory Optane.
inside this 8th generation we have two variants of processors, the basic models that do not allow overclocking and the so-called “K” ones that are designed to overclock. In the price range that we see in the tables, the Intel Core i5-8400 processor with 6 cores and 6 threads of execution with consumption of 65W TPD stands out for a price of less than $200, a good solution for those who need a powerful computer desktop at a reasonable price. For the rest, this 8th gen promises us 25% more performance in games, 45% improvement in multitasking and being 32% faster in video decoding. These processors will be available from 5 October.