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Intel launches 8th-gen Core desktop chips, claims the Core i7-8700K is its ...

Of the six new desktop chips announced, the flagship offering is clearly the Core i7-8700K, which Srivatsa touted as Intel's best gaming processor ever.

Multitasking—such as gaming, streaming, and recording using the popular Player Unknown: Battlegrounds —will be a whopping 45 percent faster compared to a 7th-gen part, executives said.

IntelThough they haven’t been verified by testing, Intel provided some gaming benchmarks to compare the new 8th-gen Coffee Lake parts to prior generations.

Intel is touting up to 40 PCI 3.0 lanes for storage, I/O, and graphics, although a system diagram showed a single x16 PCIe 3.0 connection from the processor.

For now, Optane serves as a system acceleration technology, offering the performance of an SSD on data it can cache, even from a hard drive.


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