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8th-Gen Intel Coffee Lake Chips Available For Pre-Order

Intel looks to be gearing up for another product launch, with many reports around the web of online vendors offering pre-order availability for Coffee Lake CPUs. Wccftech is reporting that some retailers have begun listing Intel’s upcoming 8th-Gen i3, i5, and i7 processors for pre-order.

“There are a plethora of online retail sites that have listed the Intel 8th gen desktop processors codenamed Coffee Lake.”

The following package names have been found on multiple sites, and can be used to see if they are available at your favorite online vendor:

  • INTEL BOXED 8TH GEN INTEL I7-8700K PROCESSOR [BX80684I78700K]
  • INTEL BOXED 8TH GEN INTEL I7-8700 PROCESSOR [BX80684I78700]
  • INTEL BOXED 8TH GEN INTEL I5-8600K PROCESSOR [BX80684I58600K]
  • INTEL BOXED 8TH GEN INTEL I5-8400 PROCESSOR [BX80684I58400]
  • INTEL BOXED 8TH GEN INTEL I3-8350K PROCESSOR [BX80684I38350K]
  • INTEL BOXED 8TH GEN INTEL I3-8100 PROCESSOR [BX80684I38100]

Below is an unofficial layout of the expected Coffee Lake lineup, but keep in mind that some specifications like clock speeds might change before their official release.

CPU Name Intel Core i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8300 Intel Core i3-8350K Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700K
CPU Family Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-S
CPU Process 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm
CPU Cores 4 4 4 6 6 6 6
CPU Threads 4 4 4 6 6 12 12
Base Clock 3.60 GHz 4.00 GHz 4.00 GHz 2.80 GHz 3.50 GHz 3.20 GHz 3.70 GHz
Boost Clock (Max) N/A N/A N/A 3.90 GHz 4.40 GHz 4.60 GHz 4.70 GHz
Boost Clock (6 Core) N/A N/A N/A 3.50 GHz 4.20 GHz 4.20 GHz 4.30 GHz
L2 Cache 1 MB (256 KB per Core) 1 MB (256 KB per Core) 1 MB (256 KB per Core) 1.5 MB (256 KB per Core) 1.5 MB (256 KB per Core) 1.5 MB (256 KB per Core) 1.5 MB (256 KB per Core)
L3 Cache 6 MB 6 MB 8 MB 9 MB 9 MB 12 MB 12 MB
Overclocking Support No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Socket Support LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151
PCH 200-Series 300-Series 200-Series 300-Series 300-Series 300-Series 300-Series
TDP 65W 65W 95W 65W 95W 65W 95W

Of note are the three new CPUs that support overclocking; the i3-8350K, the i5-8600K, and the i7-8700K. Budget-minded builders will be most interested in the i3-8350K, with its four cores, a first for the i3 line. Stepping up a notch to the i5-8600K gives us a great option for gamers, with an offering of six, non-hyperthreaded cores. The high-end i5 CPUs are notorious for being a great option for gamers looking for a great balance between price and performance, and the 8600K looks like it will live up to that reputation. And finally, the i7-8700K brings forth six hyperthreaded cores that offer 12 threads of compute power. These three chips also come at a higher 95W TDP, 30W more than the locked CPUs in the rest of the lineup.

  
Of course, with these new chips will come new motherboards featuring the Z300 chipsets, with Z370 being aimed at the enthusiast market. It’s an exciting time in the hardware world, with numerous CPU and chipset releases within the last nine months from both AMD and Intel. We expect to see the Coffee Lake chips and their associated hardware released in the early part of October.

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