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Intel 8th Gen Core Desktop processors now available

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Announced on Sept. 24, 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are available to purchase starting today. Offering a range of performance options for consumers, including unlocked "K" processors at each Intel Core brand, the 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are built for those who require premium performance: gamers, content creators and overclockers.

The new desktop processor family includes the new 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, which is the best desktop gaming processor ever from Intel1, along with the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor. These processors deliver frame rate improvements of up to 25 percent2 compared with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, enabling smooth gaming experiences. Content creators can expect 65 percent faster editing3 compared with a 3-year-old machine.

HWBOT, the authority on regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings, was fast at work to document overclocking4 records with two total world records and nine global first-places for the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processor.

The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are available through multiple retailers, along with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark- and MobileMark-, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.

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