Intel has expanded its range of Coffee Lake processors with new models. It involves more variants of the Core i3, i5 and i7 and there are also new Pentium and Celeron models. In addition, Intel announced several new chipsets in the 300 series.
The new Coffee Lake processors for desktops consist of economical T-variants with a tdp of 35 watts and models with modified clock speeds, which are therefore between the existing six Core i3, i5 and i7 cpus get a place. Intel does not introduce models that are faster than the existing Core i7-8700K.
In the i7 series there is one addition in the form of the Core i7-8700T. This economical hexacore with hyperthreading has a speed of 2.4GHz with a boost to 4GHz. The tdp of 35 watts applies if the processor operates on its baseclock of 2.4GHz. With the turbo activated, the consumption will be higher.
Intel adds the i5-8600 and i5-8500 to the i5 series and comes in this series with three T variants. The new models all support vPro, except the cheapest variant. In the i3-series Intel comes with one new model and two T-variants of the existing cpu’s.
With the original release of Coffee Lake processors for desktops last year, only one chipset was available; the high-end Z370 variant. Intel is now presenting four new chipsets for Coffee Lake cpus. These are cheaper versions and versions intended for the business market.
According to Intel, the H370 chipset is suitable for both consumers and businesses. The functionality is largely similar to the Z370 chipset, but a usb 3.1 gen2 controller and 802.11ac wifi have been added, the number of pci-e-lanes is 20 times lower. The Q370 is a pure business variant, with Intel vPro support. The B360 and H310 chipsets operate the budget segment, the B version offers twelve PCI-e-3.0 lanes and the H version has to do with six PCI-e-2.0 lanes. The H chipset is the only one that does not support Optane SSDs and has no usb 3.1 gen2 controller built in.
The announcement of the new Coffee Lake-S processors for desktops coincide with the introduction of Coffee Lake-H, the first hexacore processors for laptops. In recent months, the list of new Intel CPUs and chipsets has already appeared frequently online. Now that the official announcement has been made, the products also have to come on the market quickly.
Tweakers has published an article on the new Intel chipsets including benchmarks of the new Core i5-8600 processor.
|8th generation – Intel Coffee Lake processors|
|Core i7-8700K||6/12||3.7 GHz||4.7 GHz||12MB||95W||$ 359|
|Core i7-8700  6/12||3,2GHz||4,6GHz||12MB||65W||$ 303|
|Core i7-8700T (new)||6/12||2.4GHz||4GHz||12MB||35W||$ 303|
|Core i5-8600K||6/6||3.6GHz||4.3GHz||9MB||95W||$ 257|
|Core i5-8600 (new)||6/6||3.1GHz||4.3G Hz||9MB||65W||$ 213|
|Core i5-8600T (new)||6/6||2.3GHz||3.7GHz||9MB||35W||$ 213|
|Core i5-8500 (new)||6/6||3.0GHz||4,1GHz||9MB||65W||$ 192|
|Core i5-8500T (new)||6/6||2.1GHz||3.5GHz||9MB||35W||$ 192|
|Core i5-8400||6/6||2.8GHz||4.0GHz||9MB||65W||$ 182|
|Core i5-8400T (new )||6/6||1.7GHz||3.3GHz||9MB||35W||$ 182|
|Core i3-8350K||4/4||4GHz||N / A||8MB||91W||$ 168|
|Core i3-8300 (new)||4/4||3.7 GHz||N / A||8MB||65W||$ 138|
|Core i3-8300T||4/4||3.2GHz||N / A||8MB||35W||$ 138|
|Core i3-8100||4/4||3.6GHz||N / A||6MB||65W||$ 117|
|Core i3-8100T (new)||4/4||3,1 GHz||N / A||6MB||35W||$ 117|
|Pentium Gold G5600 (new)||2/4||3,9GHz||N / A||4MB||54W||nnb|
|Pentium Gold G5500 (new)||2/4||3,8GHz||N / A||4MB||54W||nnb|
|Pentium Gold G5500T (new)||2/4||3,2GHz||N / A||4MB||35W||nnb|
|Pentium Gold G5400 (new) ]||2/4||3,7GHz||N / A||4MB||54W||nnb|
|Pentium Gold G5400T (new)||2 / 4||3.1GHz||N / A||4MB||35W||nnb|
|Celeron G4920 (new)||2/2||3,2GHz||N / A||3MB||54W||nnb|
|Celeron G4900 (new )||2/2||3,1GHz||N / A||3MB||54W||nnb|
|Celeron G4900T (new)  2/2||2,9GHz||N / A||3MB||35W||nnb|