Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is all set to unveil a new eight core mainstream processor in the later part of 2018 to beat its rival Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD). It is a good news for the PC enthusiasts from the trusted Chip maker. Intel has introduced a 6 core processor, an increase from 4 cores, in the previous year. With the latest initiative, the players will get more PC power from 16 threads and 8 cores.
Intel has not yet named the new eight core processor. The specifications of the new processor are a clock speed of 2.208 MHz, 8 cores, and 16 logical processors. The company is yet to reveal details about the manufacturing process, and the package type. It is proposed to run on a motherboard of Intel CoffeeLake S 82 UDIMM RVP, and OS of Windows 10 64 bit. It supports the expansion of RAM up to 16.256 MB.
The current flagship of Intel is the 6 core i7-8700K. The new launch will help to counter eight core Ryzen 7 1800X of AMD. However, on the price front, the processors of Intel are on the higher side when compared to that of AMD. The price of new Intel processor may be around $500. The price of i7 is $350.
According to WccfTech and VideoCardz, the Intel Coffee Lake Octa Core processor will be launched post June. The new processor will come with a 16 MB cache.
Intel is also poised to release a 9 core processor with 22 nm architecture later this year. It is a significant performance booster.
The i7 of Intel offers better performance when compared to the 8 core processor of AMD. In terms of multi threaded performance, AMD has an upper hand over Intel.
Intel is better positioned with latest algorithms in the market than the expected second generation CPUs of AMD next month. The eight core processor of AMD will not be able to match the performance of Intel I7.
AMD’s second generation should be better in performance to counter the moves of Intel. However, Intel is likely to maintain the upper hand in the current year in desktop CPUs. The game may change next year with AMD’s expected Zen 2 7nm CPUs. However, the compatibility issues with the motherboards of Z370 plays a role.