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Intel 8th Generation Core Processors

8th generation Intel Core Processors are available with up to 6 cores, a 4.7 GHz max clock frequency, with UHD graphics and support for Intel Optane Memory.

With up to 6 physical cores and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the CPUs can execute 12 threads, with up to 12 MB of cache available to the CPU. The processors are offered with core clocks up to 3.7 GHz and are equipped with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. Turbo Boost 2.0 dynamically increases CPU frequency based on factors such as workload, number of active cores, CPU temperature, and current consumption. This allows the CPU to exceed its specified thermal design power to maximize performance over short periods of time.

8th generation Intel Core Processors also support Intel Optane Memory. This memory, based on Intel 3D XPoint memory media, is paired with large, inexpensive hard drives and software that automatically determines which programs and files are accessed most frequently.  These files are then stored on the Optane Memory module to reduce load times and improve system responsiveness without compromising between storage space or performance. In terms of DRAM, the CPUs support up to 64 GB of DDR4 running at up to 2666 megatransfers per second, and unlocked CPUs allow the core, memory, and integrated graphics to be overclocked for even greater performance.

The CPUs integrate the Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics processor, with hardware support for HEVC 10-bit encode and decode and VP9 10bit decode for seamless 4K streaming and 360-degree viewing. It also supports HDR and wide color gamut for displaying life-like images and videos.

The CPUs fit in the LGA-1151 socket and have up to 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0 for connecting high bandwidth peripherals directly to the processor. There are also multiple layers of built-in security and protection functions to guard against malware and execution of other malicious code. And processors are available with TDP from 65 W to 95 W to address different requirements for performance and power consumption.  For more information on 8th Generation Intel Core Processors, visit


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