Be ready for amazing experiences in gaming, VR, and entertainment wherever your computing takes you with the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
This new generation of processors extends all the capabilities users have come to love in our desktop platforms with advanced innovations that deliver exciting new features to immerse you in incredible experiences on a variety of form factors.
Exceptional Platform Performance
The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors redefine mainstream desktop PC performance with up to six cores for more processing power—that’s two more cores than the previous generation Intel® Core™ processor family—Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to increase the maximum turbo frequency up to 4.7 GHz, and up to 12 MB of cache memory.1 Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 delivers up to 12-way multitasking support in the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors. For the enthusiast, the unlocked 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor provides you the opportunity to tweak the platform performance to its fullest potential and enjoy great gaming and VR experiences.
The new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family delivers:
- An impressive portfolio of standard and unlocked systems for a broad range of usages and performance levels
- New system acceleration when paired with Intel® Optane™ memory to deliver amazing system responsiveness1
- Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to give you that extra burst of performance when you need it
- Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), which allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, improving multitasking, speeding up workflows, and accomplishing more in less time
- DDR4 RAM memory technology support, which allows systems to have up to 64 GB of memory and up to 2666 MT/s memory transfer speeds
- The ability to set an overclocked ratio per core with unlocked processors,1 when paired with select chipset SKUs, to provide you more control and more granularity for overclocking2 your platform
8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based desktop platforms are loaded with new and enhanced features to deliver amazing experiences that five-year-old systems can’t handle.
Great VR experiences involve the entire platform, not just any one component. The ideal combination of processor, graphics, I/O connectivity, display, and audio are required. A high-performance processor is key to achieving a balanced platform to make your VR experiences great. Attach your premium head-mounted display (HMD) to an Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 processor-based PC, and prepare to be amazed.
Outstanding gaming experiences extend beyond your personal smooth gameplay to your entire gaming community. The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family makes it easy to share those experiences by live-streaming or recording, editing, and posting your epic highlights. To perform at your best, get a great gaming PC powered by an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor that lets you live—and share—the ultimate gaming experience.
Ultra-high Definition Entertainment
To play premium movie streams in stunning 4K UHD, get an advanced platform that supports the latest media technologies enabling today’s great entertainment. Desktop computers based on the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors integrate advanced media technologies that bring premium, high-quality content to your desktop, including:
- HEVC 10-bit encode/decode, VP9 10-bit decode:
Delivering smooth streaming of premium 4K UHD entertainment to your PC from leading online providers
Providing full-size, screen-immersive viewing experiences with 4K video and 360-degree viewing
Enabling incredible 4K video creation and sharing with ease
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Rec. 2020 (Wide Color Gamut) for life-like luminesces to provide enhanced image and video viewing experiences
- Intel® Quick Sync Video technology to accelerate most video capabilities, allowing users to create and share in real-time and multitask without interruption
Ultimate Protection Built Into the Silicon1
8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors integrate hardware-level technologies that strengthen the protection of your enabled security1 software. Hardware-based security helps you experience online and offline activities with peace of mind, enabled by features that include:
- Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)1 to help applications protect your system and your data
- Intel® BIOS Guard and Intel® Boot Guard to help protect your system during startup
Scalable Portfolio of Processors
The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family is a great investment in your desktop experiences—whether for gaming, entertainment, or general-purpose computing wherever your life takes you. From the jaw-dropping performance of the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor with six cores to the practical capabilities of the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-8100 processor, our latest generation of desktop processors fits a wide range of budgets and needs. Whether you’re a performance-hungry professional, an exceptional enthusiast, or a first-time buyer, there is an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor that will enable the experiences you seek. If form factor is your priority, the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family offers a range of processors designed for desktop PCs from high- performance gaming towers, to slick, and stylish all-in-ones, to compact living room minis.
Prepare to be Amazed with the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Desktop Processor Family
The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors are raising the bar of desktop computing with innovations to drive exciting experiences, capabilities, and form factors. Experience all the amazing things you and a new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor-powered PC can do.