Friday, January 19th 2018

Intel Coffee Lake-S Core i3-8300, i5-8500 Release Date, Lineup Pricing Outed

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Intel's 8th gen, Coffee Lake-architecture CPUs will soon see new additions to the lineup, if leaked retail dates are correct. While Intel's six-core processors have earned themselves a respectable position in the CPU market - even if outgunned, core-wise, by AMD's Ryzen - the company is in dire need of shoring up its lower-pricing offerings so as to better compete with AMD's full available line-up, which currently offers users many more choices in both platform pricing, features, and processor specs. The date seems to be a make-up gift from the blue giant: it's expected these processors will hit retail on February 14th.
According to information gathered from etailers and retailers' early website listings for Intel's processors, pricing for Intel's lineup should fall between $51 for the lowliest Celeron G4900 (2 cores, 2 threads) and $264 for the Core i5-8600 (4 cores, 8 threads). The first Intel quad-thread processor in the lineup, the Pentium G5600, will carry 2 cores and 4 threads, and retail for about $77; Intel's first true quad-core processor, the i3-8300, should retail for about $165; and the first 6 core, 6 thread CPU, the i5-8500, should retail for $228.
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