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Intel's 8th Gen 6-Core Desktop PCs will hit the market on October 5th and could be headed for iMacs in 1H 2018

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Patently Apple posted two reports (One and Two) on August 21 covering Intel's news on their all-new 6-core 8th gen processors coming to market this fall. On Sunday Intel announced that its new family of 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available for purchase in stores and online beginning Oct. 5, 2017. If your home or company supports a mixed environment, then gamers and content creators can begin to plan for the new system entering the market in October.


For Mac only fans, Intel is saying that new general purpose 8th gen processors will be coming to market in the first half of 2018, and that might translate to new iMacs sporting the new processors should Apple decide to take advantage of them.



The new desktop processor family is built for gamers, content creators and overclockers who require premium performance. Ranging from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7, these processors deliver premium performance for what comes next, opening the door for a new level of faster, easier and more immersive experiences.


The top of the product stack – the Intel Core i7-8700K – is Intel's best gaming desktop processor ever. It is capable of 4.7 GHz maximum single-core turbo frequency, the highest frequency ever from Intel thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, making it a performance powerhouse for both single and multi-threaded applications.


Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel stated that "We are laser-focused on giving the enthusiast community the ultimate desktop experience, from chart-topping performance to a platform that can flex with their needs. "Our 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and – for gamers, in particular– offer an unbeatable experience."



Powerful, Fluid and Vivid Gaming


Gamers will revel in the powerful and fluid experience of gaming. Compared with 7th Gen Intel Core, gamers gain up to 25 percent more frames per second on popular and demanding games like Gears of War. As gaming continues to expand to include a social audience while playing, performance while mega-tasking is critical so game + stream + record is now up to 2 times faster compared with a 3-year-old machine.


Advanced Content Creation


Save time and create more. The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family positions Intel as the choice for speed, accuracy, power, format compatibility, and high-quality graphics creation and consumption. Edit 4K 360-degree videos with ease – up to 32 percent faster compared with the previous generation – plus, edit content up to 65 percent faster compared with a 3-year-old PC.



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