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  1. Intel unveils 8th-Generation processor family for gaming, desktops

Intel unveils 8th-Generation processor family for gaming, desktops

Intel on Monday announced the roll-out of the 8th generation of the "Intel Core" desktop processor family, beginning October 5, which is built for gamers and content creators for heavy duty tasks.

By: | Updated: September 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Intel, Intel Core, Gamers, content creators, Desktop processor family Intel on Monday announced the roll-out of the 8th generation of the “Intel Core” desktop processor family, beginning October 5, which is built for gamers and content creators for heavy duty tasks.(Image: Reuters)

Intel on Monday announced the roll-out of the 8th generation of the “Intel Core” desktop processor family, beginning October 5, which is built for gamers and content creators for heavy duty tasks. The new processor family introduces the first-ever 6-core “Intel Core i5” desktop processor and 4-core “Intel Core i3” desktop processor.The top of the stack is “Intel Core i7-8700K” which is touted as the company’s best gaming desktop processor ever. “Our 8th-gen ‘Intel Core’ desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and — for gamers, in particular — offer an unbeatable experience,” said Anand Srivatsa, General Manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel, in a statement.

Gamers would gain up to 25 per cent more frames per second on performance-intensive like “Gears of War” 4 when compared 7th-gen Intel Core chip. The new chipset family would also enable edit 4K 360-degree videos at up to 32 per cent faster when compared with the previous generation. The 8th-gen “Intel Core” unlocked “K” processors will overclock to higher levels than prior generations. The company has added new features including per-core overclocking, max memory ratio up to 8,400 million transfers per second (MT/s), real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery and updated “Extreme Tuning Utility” and “Extreme Memory Profile”. The new chipsets are supported with Intel “Z370” chipset-based motherboards.

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