Intel have released there new i3, i5 and i7 CPUs - 8th Gen. I think i’m on 2nd Gen. Still works… buuut, one day, I shall upgrade. Maybe.
The i7’s come in as the 8700 and 8700K which are both 6 core processors with a base frequency of 3.2/3.7Ghz (4.6/4.7Ghz Turbo) respectively. Both have 12MB Caches.
The other i7’s are the 8650U and 8550U which are quad based mobile processors, and as such have a lower base speed for 1.8Ghz and 1.9Ghz. They operate with a slightly lower cache at 8MB
Processors are hard to come buy at the moment. Scan and Ebuyer are listing - but Amazon’s global store seems to be the best bet.
Personally, of slightly more interest is the new i5 range. The 8600K in particular, but also the 8400. They both have hex-core processors like the top i7s operating at a similar speed but with a lower cache. (9mb)
The mobile 8350U and 8250U are quad core, with a similar lowered base frequency for 1.60/1.70Ghz
It’s be interesting to see what the benchmarks come back with, as the i5 8400 is almost half the price of the i7 8700K… - same 6 cores, but with half the threads (6 instead of 12)
Finally, there are the i3’s - which are labelled as 8350K and 8100 and operate with quad cores and a base frequency of 4Ghz and 3.6Ghz respectively. There is no turbo.
Pricewise, there isn’t much between the 8400 and 8350K - So I wonder what the point is - I’m guessing the i3 will operate better in single-core application… where are the 6 cores for the 8400 would better suit home servers running VMs… again - would be good to see benchmarks.
All the processors support Intel Octane Memory, include Intel UHD Graphics 630 and require an Intel 300 Series Chipset on the mobo.
*Spec and information correct at time going to press. E&OE.