Intel's new Core i7-8700K reportedly launching on Oct 5

Intel's flagship Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8700K eyeing off October 5 launch.

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Intel is reportedly gearing up to launch its new Coffee Lake CPU architecture on October 5, with the flagship Core i7-8700K to be lead the pack with its 6C/12T of power.

Intel's new Core i7-8700K reportedly launching on Oct 5 |

The new Core i7-8700K and the rest of the 8000-series CPUs from Intel will use the 'new' 1151 socket, with new Z370 chipsets that will soon arrive as well from the usual motherboard makers in ASRock, GIGABYTE, ASUS, MSI and others.

The sped-up release of the new Core i9 processors with the hugely expensive and super-fast Core i9-7980XE flagship CPU nearly here, the new Coffee Lake CPU architecture being launched this early are two moves Intel has never pulled before. You can't say AMD's new Ryzen, Threadripper and EPYC processors aren't lighting a fire under Intel right now. Maybe it's time to sit down and have a coffee.


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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