Intel’s New 8th Gen I7 CPUs, Coffee Lake, Video Gaming Performance in Desktop and Mobile

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Intel’s New 8th Gen I7 CPUs (Coffee Lake) Video Gaming Performance in Desktop & Mobile

Intel and AMD are in new competition over the Best Gaming CPUs after Ryzen, now Intel Is fighting back by Coffee Lake in both Desktop & Mobile PCs

Intel’s 8th generation CPUs the Coffee Lake processors are expected to be the next big processing thing to strongly challenge the AMD’s new efforts to compete with the new CPU and APU platform the Ryzen and the coming up Ryzen 2nd gen. Many people say this is an AMD-inspired move, Intel is replacing the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors after less than a year.

 

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake
Image credit: Intel

 

Intel 8th gen Coffee Lake release date

Intel’s next desktop gaming CPUs are set to launch October 5, 2017.  Because of leaks  Intel have been forced to announce the October 5 release date earlier.

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake 2018

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake
Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th gen Coffee Lake pricing

With the AMD Ryzen competition now Intel can’t price their own six-core CPUs much more than the i7 and i5 of the 7th Gen that is almost in the same range as the AMD’s Ryzen, so prices starting at $117 for the quad-core i3 and top out at $359 for the six-core, 12-thread Core i7.

 

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake  Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake
Image credit: Intel

 

What is expected to be delivered by new 8th gen CPUs?

The 8th Generation Intel Core processors is to include a new six cores for more processing power lineup. That’s two more cores than the previous generation from Intel. That is a bold move by Intel though, Intel has always felt confidence enough to stay in 4 cores area while AMD has already mode to it 8th core. The reason is that Intel single CPU power is much more that AMD and It has been AMD trying to catch up to Intel by increasing cores and creative architectures. But now with release of the new Ryzen and upcoming Ryzen 2nd gen maybe Intel is feeling a bit insecure and feels it time to move to 6 and 8 core CPUs to prevent leaving behind and lead the high end market.  The 8th get has Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and maximum turbo frequency up to 4.7 GHz  and up to 12 MB of cache memory. 12 Thread architecture, Up to 12-way multitasking support. The unlocked 8th Generation versions like i7-8700K has the ability to be tweaked in performance and maybe that is for the strong support the new systems need to be able to run VR gaming.

 

Intel Coffee Lake Game performance performance

 

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake
Image credit: Intel

 

“Earlier this year you probably heard we committed to get a 15% performance improvement as we went from 7th generation to 8th generation core,” said Intel’s Gregory Bryant.

“But you know our engineers, they weren’t satisfied with that, they didn’t want to stop there. They knew that they could do better and they dug in”.said Intel’s Gregory Bryant

“Now I’m happy to report the 8th generation is going to deliver more than double that. That’s right, more than 30% performance improvement generation over generation.”said Intel’s Gregory Bryant

 

In sigle core benchmarks it has always been Intel  beating AMD and now the single-core performance of Intel’s new Coffee Lake  ought to shake gaming CPUs lineup, basicaly cause of the high specs you seen on the new series. .5GHz+ overclocking that’s going to be tough for AMD’s Ryzen to catch. All of them are 14 nm architecture.  Average 3.2 to 4.7 Processing speed and 12 mg of cache. And very good power consumption of 65 to 90 w. At the mobile side, The 10nm Cannon Lake range is likely to be held off until next year probably the continuation of Coffee lake.

 

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake
Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th-generation Core mobile/ laptops

Intel’s first info on its new 8th-generation chips will be interesting as we get closer to start of 2018. Intel is claiming a “once in a decade” performance boost of 40% generation-over-generation.

 

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake Image credit: Intel

Intel 8th gen cpus coffee lake
Image credit: Intel

Four main 8th Gen CPUs recently released by INTEL full specs

 

Essentials Specs

 
Vertical Segment
Desktop
Desktop
Mobile
Mobile
Processor Number
i7-8700
i7-8700K
i7-8550U
i7-8650U
Status
Announced
Announced
Launched
Launched
Launch Date
Q4’17
Q4’17
Q3’17
Q3’17
Lithography
14 nm
14 nm
14 nm
14 nm

Performance Specs

 
# of Cores
6
6
4
4
# of Threads
12
12
8
8
Processor Base Frequency
3.20 GHz
3.70 GHz
1.80 GHz
1.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz
4.70 GHz
4.00 GHz
4.20 GHz
Cache
12 MB
12 MB
8 MB SmartCache
8 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3
8 GT/s DMI3
4 GT/s OPI
4 GT/s OPI
TDP
65 W
95 W
15 W
15 W
Configurable TDP-up Frequency
2.00 GHz
2.10 GHz
Configurable TDP-up
25 W
25 W
Configurable TDP-down Frequency
800 MHz
800 MHz
Configurable TDP-down
10 W
10 W

Supplemental Information

 
Embedded Options Available
No
No
No
No
Conflict Free
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Memory Specifications

 
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB
64 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Memory Types
DDR4-2666
DDR4-2666
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Max # of Memory Channels
2
2
2
2
ECC Memory Supported
No
No
No
No
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
34.1 GB/s

Graphics Specifications

 
Processor Graphics
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz
350 MHz
300 MHz
300 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz
1.20 GHz
1.15 GHz
1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB
64 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Execution Units
24
24
4K Support
Yes, at 60Hz
Yes, at 60Hz
Yes, at 60Hz
Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡
4096×2304@24Hz
4096×2304@24Hz
4096×2304@24Hz
4096×2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡
4096×2304@60Hz
4096×2304@60Hz
4096×2304@60Hz
4096×2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP – Integrated Flat Panel)‡
4096×2304@60Hz
4096×2304@60Hz
4096×2304@60Hz
4096×2304@60Hz
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
DirectX* Support
12
12
12
12
OpenGL* Support
4.5
4.5
4.4
4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
# of Displays Supported
3
3
3
3
Device ID
0x3E92
0x3E92
0x5917
0x5917

Expansion Options

 
Scalability
1S Only
1S Only
PCI Express Revision
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
PCI Express Configurations
Up to 1×16 or 2×8 or 1×8+2×4
Up to 1×16 or 2×8 or 1×8+2×4
1×4, 2×2, 1×2+2×1 and 4×1
1×4, 2×2, 1×2+2×1 and 4×1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16
16
12
12

Package Specifications

 
Max CPU Configuration
1
1
1
1
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W)
PCG 2015C (130W)
TJUNCTION
100°C
100°C
100°C
100°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm
37.5mm x 37.5mm
42mm X 24mm
42mm X 24mm
Sockets Supported
FC-BGA1356
FC-BGA1356

*Info in the Spec tables are from Intel Official website and press releases.

 

 

 

 

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