Intel runs scared: Core i7-8700K preparing for AMD Ryzen

AMD's new Ryzen R7 1800X might face off with the upcoming Core i7-8700K.

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As I've said in previous articles, Intel is scared of AMD for the first time in a very long time - and now we have even more proof: Intel has already started teasing their next generation Core i7-8000 series processors, led by what I'm sure will turn out to be the Core i7-8700K.

Intel runs scared: Core i7-8700K preparing for AMD Ryzen |

Intel's next shift into the 14nm+ and new architecure will provide a 15% increase over the current generation Core i7-7000 series CPUs, and they should be branded as the Core i3/i5/i7-8000 series, to better fight Ryzen and its flagship R7 1800X processor - and the refreshed Ryzen CPUs that I'm sure we'll see later this year and early 2018.

Intel is planning to launch its new 8000-series processors in the second half of 2017, so we should expect some news about the new CPUs during Computex 2017 in June. Intel is already set to reveal two new CPUs to better fight AMD and its upcoming Ryzen processors, but the news of the Core i7-8000 series is a little surprising... especially this early in the game.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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