Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs launching on August 21st


Intel 8th generation release dateRecently, Intel announced that its Coffee Lake lineup of 8th generation of CPUs will be released on August 21st. The event will be held on Intel’s Facebook Page & Intel’s Official Newsroom, at the same time the Great American Solar Eclipse takes place. The CPUs will not be supported by current 200 series motherboards. The CPUs will be 30% faster than the current Skylake lineup.

When & Where to watch

8 a.m. PDT, Aug. 21, 2017

Watch the Live Stream: Intel’s Facebook page & Intel newsroom

Media Contacts: Eileen Wong

  1. Don’t be caught in the dark. Learn how the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family will offer blazing fast performance.
  2. Hear directly from Gregory Bryant, senior vice president of the Client Computing Group at Intel, and others about the details on the latest processor family and what it can help you do.
  3. Discover how immersive experiences will bring you from spectator to participant with 8th Gen Intel Core processor capabilities.
  4. Don’t just take our word for it. See the power of 8th Gen Intel Core technology come to life in the hands of a VR creator and imaging technologist.
  5. Get a sneak peek at some of the amazing system designs based on 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
  6. Start planning for what new 8th Gen Intel Core processor-based device to purchase in the holiday season and even before.
  7. Don’t worry, you won’t miss the solar eclipse. Tune in before it descends upon Oregon and the West Coast and then makes its way across the U.S.
  8. See how the 8th Gen Intel Core processor is designed for today and what comes next.Intel 8th generation processor


For Desktops :-

CPU Cores Threads Base/Boost Clocks Cache TDP
Intel Core i7 8700K 6 12 3.7GHz Base, 4GHz Boost 12MB 95W
Intel Core i7 8700 6 12 3.1GHz Base, 3.9GHz Boost 12MB 65W
Intel Core i5 8600K 6 6 3.2GHz Base, 3.4GHz Boost 12MB 95W


For the i3 lineup of CPUs –

CPU Cores Threads Base Clock TDP
Intel Core i3-8350K 4 4 4.0GHz 95W
Intel Core i3-8300 4 4 4.0GHz 65W
Intel Core i3-8100 4 4 3.6GHz 65W


As you can see, the specifications are quite good. Core i5s will now feature 6 coresrather than 4 cores, although still without hyper-threading.

i7s as well now feature 6 cores, with 12 threads through Hyper-Threading, rather than the 4 cores/8 threads specification we saw in earlier generations.

We can expect performance to be near or even beat AMDs Ryzen 5 and 7 lineup.

More Details about laptop processors and the performance can be found here


With the release of RYZEN, Intel has stepped up its game made its i3 lineup 4 cores, competing with Ryzen 3, and the i5 and i7 lineup 6 cores. i5 will not have hyper-threading though. Hardware Enthusiasts are very excited for the launch and only time will tell if the processors lived up to their hype.

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