Intel Coffee Lake-S: flagship 8700K CPU, 40 PCIe lanes

Intel Core i7-8700K's upcoming Z370 chipset will rock 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes.

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Published Sun, Sep 24 2017 9:44 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Intel's next-gen Coffee Lake-S architecture led by the flagship Core i7-8700K processor doesn't launch until October 5, but there are major leaks all over the place from performance, to a detailed run down of all of the new 8000-series CPUs.

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First up, Intel is calling their new Core i7-8700K processor their "BEST gaming desktop processor" ever made, with 6C/12T of CPU power. We have up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes on X370, and DDR4 RAM support up to 2666MHz. Intel has also included hardware support for 4K HDR content, per-core overclocking, and so much more.

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Intel's new 8th generation Core processors represent the best gaming processor Intel has ever made, the first 6-core Core i5 processor, the first 4-core Core i3 processor, and more. We have up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the platform, and support for Intel Optane memory.

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Intel has included some great OC technology in the new 8000-series processors, with per-core overclocking, up to 8400MT/s max memory ratio, real-time memory latency control, and more.

Intel promises "up to 80FPS while mega-tasking" on Coffee Lake-S. Nice Ctrl+C/Ctrl-V job you did there Intel, especially for a company that glues processors together.

As for the processors, we have:

  • Core i7-8700K: 6C/12T @ 3.7GHz base/4.7GHz boost, 95W TDP.
  • Core i7-8700: 6C/12T @ 3.2GHz base/4.6GHz boost, 65W TDP.
  • Core i5-8600K: 6C/6T @ 3.6GHz base/4.3GHz boost, 95W TDP.
  • Core i5-8400: 6C/6T @ 2.8GHz base/4.0GHz boost, 65W TDP.
  • Core i3-8350K: 4C/4T @ 4.0GHz base/??? boost, 91W TDP.
  • Core i3-8100: 4C/4T @ 3.6GHz base/??? boost, 65W TDP.

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.

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