Intel moved-up its news embargo lift for the new Coffee Lake CPU products (“8th Gen Core” processors) following publication of the entire news announcements on leak websites. The news for today pertains to the product stack specifications – at least, as it’s relevant to our audience – and finalizes official listings and prices for the i7-8700K, i7-8700, i5-8600K, i5-8400, i3-8350K, and i3-8100.
First up, the 1K unit pricing of the Intel i7-8700K, the successor to the i7-7700K, will land at $360. This isn’t too distant from previous Intel 1K unit prices for i7 CPUs, though does creep the price about $10-$20 more than the final street price of the 7700K (near launch, anyway). The pricing here, assuming it does land at around $360 USD in North America, could prove reasonable for the CL CPUs. We’ll find out in testing, and will reach a verdict for the review. In the meantime, though, it seems that the rumored $400+ pricing may not come to fruition.
As for the rest, it’s largely information we already knew through leaks: 6C/12T on the i7 CPUs, a 95W TDP (65W on the non-K SKU), and a single-core turbo up to 4.7GHz on the 8700K, with a base of 3.7GHz. 12MB of Smart Cache is present on the i7 CPUs, with 9MB on the i5s and 6MB on the i3s.
Speaking of the i5 CPUs, which have recently become embroiled in conflict with the R5 units, pricing looks to be $257 1Ku for the i5-8600K (3.6/4.3GHz) and $182 for the i5-8400 (2.8/4.0GHz). The i3 CPUs land at $168 for the i3-8350K unlocked SKU (4C/4T at 4.0GHz), the follow-up to the 7350K, and $117 for the i3-8100 (3.6GHz). i3 pricing seems about steady with the previous generation. It seems the most potential movement is in the K-SKU i7 and i5 parts.
That’s really all there is worthy of discussion right now. The rest will wait until reviews.