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Intel 8th Generation desktop CPU packaging confirms 300-series chipset requirement

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Intel 8th Generation desktop CPU packaging confirms 300-series chipset requirement

Intel 8th Generation desktop CPU packaging confirms 300-series chipset requirement

 

Today Intel officially announced their 8th generation of Core CPUs, revealing their new U-series CPU lineup as well as packaging for their upcoming desktop series CPUs.

This packaging officially confirms that Intel's upcoming desktop i5 will feature a total of 6 cores and that Intel's upcoming i7 series of CPUs will feature 6 cores and a total of 12 threads. This marks a huge increase in core/thread count for both models, making these the most powerful desktop-oriented CPUs on a mainstream CPU socket.   

This packaging also confirms what was revealed earlier this month by AsRock,  that this new generation of CPUs will require a new Intel chipset. Existing 200-series motherboards will not be usable with Intel's new 6-core desktop CPUs, which is hugely disappointing given the fact that Intel's 200-series of motherboards were only released at the start of this year. 

 

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21-08-2017, 08:31:11

Excalabur50
Good old Intel sticking it to everyone yet again with yet another motherboard needed, what a joke...........only no one is laughing.Quote

21-08-2017, 08:35:19

Damien c
Way to stick it to your customers yet again Intel.Quote

21-08-2017, 08:48:45

Daiyus
I keep flip-flopping between who I want to buy from for my next build. I either want Intel/Nvidia or AMD/AMD. Either way I really want to go for a six-core CPU as I've had four-cores in every system I've made for a decade now. I'm sure the 8700k will be killer, but also at least 50% more expensive than an R5 1600 and I'm expecting Z370 motherboards to be pricier than B350/X370 overall further compounding the uplift.

I'd ideally like GTX 1070 performance too but that's a really awkward performance point in the market due to miners and AMD latest "MSRP's".

I can either save money on the Ryzen CPU and put that back into a Vega 56 or grab the 8700k and a GTX 1060 to get me by and then upgrade to a GTX 1080 Ti second hand somewhere down the line.

I want to buy the GPU next month but without settling on a pairing I don't know what to get...Quote

21-08-2017, 08:53:13

Excalabur50
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Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
I keep flip-flopping between who I want to buy from for my next build. I either want Intel/Nvidia or AMD/AMD. Either way I really want to go for a six-core CPU as I've had four-cores in every system I've made for a decade now. I'm sure the 8700k will be killer, but also at least 50% more expensive than an R5 1600 and I'm expecting Z370 motherboards to be pricier than B350/X370 overall further compounding the uplift.

I'd ideally like GTX 1070 performance too but that's a really awkward performance point in the market due to miners and AMD latest "MSRP's".

I can either save money on the Ryzen CPU and put that back into a Vega 56 or grab the 8700k and a GTX 1060 to get me by and then upgrade to a GTX 1080 Ti second hand somewhere down the line.

I want to buy the GPU next month but without settling on a pairing I don't know what to get...
Get the AMD CPU and the Vega 56 I think you'll be much happier in the endQuote

21-08-2017, 08:54:19

TheF34RChannel
Excellent, I'd like to get myself a new board alongside a new CPU!

To the AMDefenders: just wait until AMD starts doing the same, because you know...business...money...Quote
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