• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Intel Unveils the 8th Generation Core Desktop Processor Family

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
36,809 (8.67/day)
Location
Hyderabad, India
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling AMD Wraith Prism
Memory 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X
Storage Western Digital Black NVMe 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Pro Gold 750W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
Intel today announced that its new family of 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 5, 2017. The new desktop processor family is built for gamers, content creators and overclockers who require premium performance. Ranging from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7, these processors deliver premium performance for what comes next, opening the door for a new level of faster, easier and more immersive experiences.

This new family introduces the first-ever 6-core Intel Core i5 desktop processor and first-ever 4-core Intel Core i3 desktop processor. The family offers a wide range of performance options for consumers with unlocked1 "K" processors that deliver maximum tuning flexibility at each brand level and up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability on graphics, storage and I/O. These processors are supported with new Intel Z370 chipset-based motherboards.



The top of the product stack - the Intel Core i7-8700K - is Intel's best gaming desktop processor ever.2 It is capable of 4.7 GHz maximum single-core turbo frequency, the highest frequency ever from Intel thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, making it a performance powerhouse for both single and multi-threaded applications.

"We are laser-focused on giving the enthusiast community the ultimate desktop experience, from chart-topping performance to a platform that can flex with their needs," said Anand Srivatsa, general manager of the Desktop Platform Group at Intel. "Our 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and - for gamers, in particular- offer an unbeatable experience."

Powerful, Fluid and Vivid Gaming
Gamers will revel in the powerful and fluid experience of gaming. Compared with 7th Gen Intel Core, gamers gain up to 25 percent more frames per second3 on popular and demanding games like Gears of War* 4. As gaming continues to expand to include a social audience while playing, performance while mega-tasking is critical so game + stream + record is now up to 2 times faster5 compared with a 3-year-old machine.

Advanced Content Creation
Save time and create more. The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family positions Intel as the choice for speed, accuracy, power, format compatibility and high-quality graphics creation and consumption. Edit 4K 360-degree videos with ease - up to 32 percent faster6 compared with the previous generation - plus, edit content up to 65 percent faster4 compared with a 3-year-old PC.

Better Overclocking
Performance matters with overclocking. The 8th Gen Intel Core unlocked1 "K" processors will overclock to higher levels than prior generations. Intel has added new features to enhance the experience, including per core overclocking, max memory ratio up to 8,400 MT/s, real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery, and updated Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and Intel Extreme Memory Profile.

Enhanced Platform
For the platform, the new Intel Z370 chipset provides improved power delivery needed for the new 6-core processors to reach their maximum performance as well as enhanced package power delivery for overclocking and memory routing support. More than 50 new motherboard and system designs will be available from a variety of leading providers.

Launch games and load media projects faster. Add Intel Optane memory to desktop computer with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor to gain additional accelerated system responsiveness, up to 2.1 times faster7 compared with a 5-year-old desktop with HDD alone.



8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be available beginning Oct. 5, 2017.

View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 24, 2012
Messages
1,264 (0.49/day)
Location
Northamptonshire, UK
System Name Main/Backup/HTPC
Processor 9900K@4.7/X5650@4.0/i3 4360@3.7
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi/Asus P6TD Deluxe/MSI H81I
Cooling Custom water/Coolermaster TPC-800/Antec C40
Memory HyperX Predator 2x8GB 3200MHz/Corsair Vengeance 9GB/Crucial Balistix Tactical 8GB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 FE SLI/GTX 970/Intel HD4600
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 250GB/840 EVO 120GB/OCZ ARC 100 120 GB
Display(s) Acer Z301c/39" Panasonic HDTV
Case Fractal Design Arc XL/Aerocool Aero-500/Thermaltake Core V1
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX/Realtek/ Intel HD Audio
Power Supply Corsair RM850/ Corsair TX650/350W OEM
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion Red
Software Win 10 Pro 64Bit
Joined
Sep 24, 2014
Messages
1,094 (0.64/day)
Location
Birmingham UK
System Name El Calpulator
Processor i7 9700K@4.8ghz
Motherboard MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC
Cooling bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 32GB DDR4 3200mhz Corsair Vengance Black+White
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2080 Gaming Trio
Storage Crucial NVMe 500GB+3xMX500 500GB+1x1TB
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 100hz G-Sync
Case CoolerMaster MC500M
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX +Logitech Z906+Arctis 7
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova G2 650W
Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum \ASUS
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Not enough!
Wasn't this already announced with the solar eclipse?
 
Joined
Aug 5, 2015
Messages
145 (0.10/day)
Location
Debrecen, Hungary
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro Gaming
Cooling Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure
Memory HyperX Fury 16 GB
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB, WD Red 2 TB
Display(s) Dell P2417H
Case Fractal Design Define C
Audio Device(s) Microlab B-77 + Asus Xonar DSX
Power Supply Seasonic G650
Mouse Zowie ZA11 + Steelseries QcK Limited
Keyboard Genius KB-G235
Will there be an i5-8500 and i5-8600 as well?
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2014
Messages
1,094 (0.64/day)
Location
Birmingham UK
System Name El Calpulator
Processor i7 9700K@4.8ghz
Motherboard MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC
Cooling bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 32GB DDR4 3200mhz Corsair Vengance Black+White
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2080 Gaming Trio
Storage Crucial NVMe 500GB+3xMX500 500GB+1x1TB
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 100hz G-Sync
Case CoolerMaster MC500M
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX +Logitech Z906+Arctis 7
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova G2 650W
Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum \ASUS
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Not enough!
Joined
Feb 18, 2005
Messages
1,988 (0.38/day)
Location
South Africa
System Name Firelance
Processor i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz / 1.23V
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H @ F16h mod BIOS
Cooling Corsair H105 + 4x Gentle Typhoon 1850
Memory 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 CL9 @ CL7
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC with Gaming X BIOS @ 2000 core / 2300 mem
Storage 2x 256GB 840 Pro (RAID-0) + 3TB Deskstar 7K3000 + 512GB BX300 + 8TB WD Purple
Display(s) Dell U2713HM (25x14) + Acer P243W (19x12)
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Corsair VOID Wireless
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP² Platinum
Mouse Logitech G400
Keyboard Logitech G19
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
40 PCIe lanes probably breaks down to 16 from CPU + 24 from chipset, i.e. exactly what we had with Z270.
 
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,151 (2.05/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @3.9GHz
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra Gaming
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
hmmmm

awaiting reviews on this

Prices aren't terrible
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2011
Messages
1,799 (0.60/day)
40 PCIe lanes probably breaks down to 16 from CPU + 24 from chipset, i.e. exactly what we had with Z270.
Yep, even Intel "HEDT" CPU costing nearly 2.5x the cost of 8700k doesnt have 40 lane PCI-E from CPU. Looks like a desperate marketing ploy to misguide the customers.
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2009
Messages
14,234 (4.15/day)
40 PCIe lanes probably breaks down to 16 from CPU + 24 from chipset, i.e. exactly what we had with Z270.
Makes sense. There currently isnt a need for more outside of niche uses. Very few run multiple gpus and multiple m.2 drives. Those that do, simply need to step up to the HEDT platform where its offered.

More never hurts, but it isnt needed and those upset are (should be) a rare few. Isnt amd this way as well??? Ryzen 7 amd down dont have many lanes but threadripper on up does, right? Havent seen the same disappointment from the same users when the shoe is on the other foot....

Yep, even Intel "HEDT" CPU costing nearly 2.5x the cost of 8700k doesnt have 40 lane PCI-E from CPU. Looks like a desperate marketing ploy to misguide the customers.
@Chaitanya

pretty sure its 40 from the cpu directly...
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
2,007 (1.74/day)
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard MSI B350M Gaming Pro
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Rx
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS
Keyboard Logitech K520
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit v1903
pretty sure its 40 from the cpu directly...
Starting with the 7900X, and up yes. Actually there is 44 but you lose 4 to the Platform Controller Hub.
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2012
Messages
50 (0.02/day)
Will there be an i5-8500 and i5-8600 as well?
I think this only outlines each core ix model. For example, there'll probably be an i3-8300(maybe 8200 too) as well as an i5-8500/8600. On the i7 side of things, they'll probably just introduce some low-power 8700S/T model along with the 8700 and 8700K(as usual).

Very few run multiple gpus and multiple m.2 drives. Those that do, simply need to step up to the HEDT platform where its offered.
Hypothetically, if I were to build myself a Coffee Lake PC and I decided to go with a Z chipset and an i7-8700K, why should I be limited to 1 GPU and 1 M.2 drive? I don't think it's outrageous to want to run 2-way SLI/CF and boot from an M.2 drive without having to worry about PCI-E lanes on a fairly expensive mainstream build. I get why the HEDT exists, but I don't think it should be the only "reasonable" option for multi-GPU/multi-M.2 configs. The mainstream consists of more than just "office-grade" motherboards/cpu-s.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Dec 31, 2009
Messages
14,234 (4.15/day)
Starting with the 7900X, and up yes. Actually there is 44 but you lose 4 to the Platform Controller Hub.
Spot on. I don't count the DMI. There are 40(44) lanes though on 7900X and up. I'd call it less of a marketing ploy and more of a lack of knowledge on the lane breakdown from whoever said that. ;)

8700K is a MAINSTREAM product. Makes complete sense to me a number of lanes available considering its place in the market and how many users can actually come close to that amount of lanes is extremely small.
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2005
Messages
1,988 (0.38/day)
Location
South Africa
System Name Firelance
Processor i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz / 1.23V
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H @ F16h mod BIOS
Cooling Corsair H105 + 4x Gentle Typhoon 1850
Memory 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 CL9 @ CL7
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC with Gaming X BIOS @ 2000 core / 2300 mem
Storage 2x 256GB 840 Pro (RAID-0) + 3TB Deskstar 7K3000 + 512GB BX300 + 8TB WD Purple
Display(s) Dell U2713HM (25x14) + Acer P243W (19x12)
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Corsair VOID Wireless
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP² Platinum
Mouse Logitech G400
Keyboard Logitech G19
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
Hypothetically, if I were to build myself a Coffee Lake PC and I decided to go with a Z chipset and an i7-8700K, why should I be limited to 1 GPU and 1 M.2 drive?
Except you won't be, because 2 GPUs will run at PCIe 3.0 x8 each using the CPU's lanes, which is still more than enough bandwidth. M.2 drives only use 4 lanes each which means that you could drive up to 5 of them at full speed - if there was a motherboard that supported such.
 
Joined
Dec 15, 2006
Messages
1,492 (0.33/day)
Location
Oshkosh, WI
System Name ChoreBoy
Processor 8700k
Motherboard Gigabyte Z 370 Gaming 7
Cooling Silverstone HE01
Memory CMK16GX4M2B3000C15
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 SC
Storage 250GB Samsung 850 EVO and the trusty old 250GB Barracuda
Display(s) Pixio PX329 and Dell E228WFP (the little monitor that could)...
Case Fractal R6
Audio Device(s) On-Board
Power Supply 1000w Corsair
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores A million on everything....
Well, you had a good run AMD.... better luck next time. Bring us some higher clocks or I'm buying one of these next. I figure they've got another year or so until I burn this 9590 to death.

I think the new gimmick should be "triple-threading" or maybe even "quad-threading."

Edit: If only they sold them with rip-cords, like on dog-food bags, so you could just yank that and your chips is delidded.
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2012
Messages
50 (0.02/day)
@Assimilator Which is exactly why 20 lanes from the CPU is what I'd rather have, as opposed to 16(7th/6th gen and so on). My rant was somewhat misleadingly presented - one would expect that the most expensive mainstream part is fully capable of providing 20 lanes for 2 gpus and 1 PCI-E M.2 drive - something not too uncommon for a pricey mainstream build. Instead, we're getting only 16 lanes from the CPU. Yes, I'm aware how many lanes actually go to each gpu in a dual gpu config(for example). Yes, I'm aware of the imperfect SLI/CF scaling in some applications. I'm just not satisfied with what is provided at a certain price point. The current HEDT mess is another disappointment.
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2009
Messages
14,234 (4.15/day)
Why arent you satisfied? You can have sli and an m.2...

...where is the dissapointment? For a setup even more rare, 3 gpus? Or perhaps 2 m.2 and sli? By the time that hits the mainstream (2 m.2), sli/cf will have lost the favor it never had, and new chipsets will be out offering more. There just isnt a point.. cant please everyone.
 

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
36,809 (8.67/day)
Location
Hyderabad, India
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling AMD Wraith Prism
Memory 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X
Storage Western Digital Black NVMe 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Pro Gold 750W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
Yep, even Intel "HEDT" CPU costing nearly 2.5x the cost of 8700k doesnt have 40 lane PCI-E from CPU. Looks like a desperate marketing ploy to misguide the customers.
I made a table:
upload_2017-9-26_7-17-31.png
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2015
Messages
472 (0.35/day)
Location
In the middle of nowhere
System Name Scrapped Parts, Unite !
Processor i5-2500 @ 3.3 Ghz//Q9300 @ 2.5 Ghz
Motherboard GA-H67MA-USB3-B3// P35 Neo2-FR
Cooling Stock
Memory 10 GB DDR3 1333 // 3 GB DDR2
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GeForce GTX1060 Vulcan U 6G // ASUS ENGT 220 1GD3
Storage Hitachi 500 GB, Sony 1TB, KINGSTON 400A 120GB // Samsung 160 GB
Display(s) HP 2009f
Case Xigmatek Asgard Pro // Cooler Master Centurion 5
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W
Software Windows 10 x64
Benchmark Scores Minesweeper 30fps, Tetris 40 fps, with overheated CPU and GPU
shame on i5 8400 have such low clock speed
it would be nice otherwise
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2005
Messages
1,988 (0.38/day)
Location
South Africa
System Name Firelance
Processor i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz / 1.23V
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H @ F16h mod BIOS
Cooling Corsair H105 + 4x Gentle Typhoon 1850
Memory 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 CL9 @ CL7
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC with Gaming X BIOS @ 2000 core / 2300 mem
Storage 2x 256GB 840 Pro (RAID-0) + 3TB Deskstar 7K3000 + 512GB BX300 + 8TB WD Purple
Display(s) Dell U2713HM (25x14) + Acer P243W (19x12)
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Corsair VOID Wireless
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP² Platinum
Mouse Logitech G400
Keyboard Logitech G19
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
shame on i5 8400 have such low clock speed
it would be nice otherwise
You can pretty much ignore that, since most programs are single-threaded you'll generally be sitting at the 4GHz boost speed.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2011
Messages
5,180 (1.85/day)
Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Case NZXT PHANTOM410-BK
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
Why would anyone want to upgrade to this crappy gen is beyond my understanding especially the next gen is going to require new chipset (again) and will have an 8 Cores CPU i7 on it.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2015
Messages
472 (0.35/day)
Location
In the middle of nowhere
System Name Scrapped Parts, Unite !
Processor i5-2500 @ 3.3 Ghz//Q9300 @ 2.5 Ghz
Motherboard GA-H67MA-USB3-B3// P35 Neo2-FR
Cooling Stock
Memory 10 GB DDR3 1333 // 3 GB DDR2
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GeForce GTX1060 Vulcan U 6G // ASUS ENGT 220 1GD3
Storage Hitachi 500 GB, Sony 1TB, KINGSTON 400A 120GB // Samsung 160 GB
Display(s) HP 2009f
Case Xigmatek Asgard Pro // Cooler Master Centurion 5
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W
Software Windows 10 x64
Benchmark Scores Minesweeper 30fps, Tetris 40 fps, with overheated CPU and GPU
Why would anyone want to upgrade to this crappy gen is beyond my understanding especially the next gen is going to require new chipset (again) and will have an 8 Cores CPU i7 on it.
some consumer still rocking their old platform like either 2000~4000 series intel CPU and might not familiarize with AMD,
if they're willing to upgrade to 8000 series, that would be pretty significant jump
 

newtekie1

Semi-Retired Folder
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
26,160 (5.31/day)
Location
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K@4.8GHz(Quick and dirty)
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H110i GTX w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti
Storage 500GB Crucial MX500 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 480GB MX200 SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
@Assimilator Which is exactly why 20 lanes from the CPU is what I'd rather have, as opposed to 16(7th/6th gen and so on). My rant was somewhat misleadingly presented - one would expect that the most expensive mainstream part is fully capable of providing 20 lanes for 2 gpus and 1 PCI-E M.2 drive - something not too uncommon for a pricey mainstream build. Instead, we're getting only 16 lanes from the CPU. Yes, I'm aware how many lanes actually go to each gpu in a dual gpu config(for example). Yes, I'm aware of the imperfect SLI/CF scaling in some applications. I'm just not satisfied with what is provided at a certain price point. The current HEDT mess is another disappointment.
M.2 drives don't need to run directly off the CPU. Running them off the 24 lanes provided by the chips etc is perfectly acceptable, an no one will be able to even tell the difference.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2011
Messages
5,180 (1.85/day)
Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Case NZXT PHANTOM410-BK
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
some consumer still rocking their old platform like either 2000~4000 series intel CPU and might not familiarize with AMD,
if they're willing to upgrade to 8000 series, that would be pretty significant jump
I'm rocking on the 3000 series, and uhm, no, upgrading to 8000 series, DEFINITELY is not a significant jump :) :). Especially that next year we'll have the 8 Core for the mainstream, and also a new chipset.
 
Top