The perennially leaky WCCFTech have posted the reported specifications for the three six-core Intel Coffee Lake processors set to arrive in our desktops before the end of the year.
Ah, it’s all still so far off… but what are the best CPUs for gaming you can buy right now? Allow us to explain and delight.
The top-spec Core i7, the i7 8700K, is the expected six-core, 12-thread processor and will be able to keep all those eighth Gen cores running at a Turbo frequency of 4GHz. The base clock comes in at 3.7GHz, and the single-core maximum is set at 4.3GHz. Given the way motherboard makers, such as Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte operate, it’s pretty likely we’ll see compatible boards capable running the 12-threaded i7 at that 4.3GHz frequency across all of its six cores.