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Intel 8th Gen desktop CPUs
Intel Desktop Core Series
|8th Gen Mobile Mainstream processors|
|Core i5-8600||6 / 6||9||3.1||4.3||Dual||DDR4-2666||65||213|
|Core i5-8500||6 / 6||9||3||4.1||Dual||DDR4-2666||65||192|
|Core i3-8300||4 / 4||8||3.7||-||Dual||DDR4-2400||62||138|
|8th Gen Mobile Low-Power Processors|
|Core i7-8700T||6 / 12||12||2.4||4.0||Dual||DDR4-2666||35||303|
|Core i5-8600T||6 / 6||9||2.3||3.7||Dual||DDR4-2666||35||213|
|Core i5-8500T||6 / 6||9||2.1||3.5||Dual||DDR4-2666||35||192|
|Core i5-8400T||6 / 6||8||1.7||3.3||Dual||DDR4-2400||35||138|
|Core i3-8100T||4 / 4||6||3.1||-||Dual||DDR4-2400||35||117|
Three standard and five low-power CPUs augment the current catalogue. What is particularly impressive is the new T-series, now shipping with 35W TDPs. The Core i7-8700T crams in 12 threads and a decent top speed within that thermal envelope, acting more like a performance mobile chip. It looks like a great choice for enthusiasts who desire an uber-quiet PC that can still do most things well.
Dropping down, the Core i3-8100T is another fine choice, costing just $117 and offering solid everyday performance whilst barely chewing on the electricity. The chips all use the standard LGA 1151 v2 form factor present on other 8th Gen Core parts, so now the build-it-yourself consumer has more choice than ever before.
The raft of processors require a 300-series supporting chipset and Intel has also expanded the range past Z370. Enter the H370, H310, Q370 and B360.
New Desktop 300-series Chipsets
Intel Desktop 300-Series Chipsets
|Model||High-speed I/O||PCIe lanes||SATA Ports||RST Devices||USB 3.1G1/G2
|8th Gen Mobile processors|
|Z370||30||24||6||3||10 / 6||Yes||No||Yes|
|Q370||30||24||6||3||10 / 6||Yes||Yes||No|
|H370||30||20||6||2||8 / 4||Yes||No||Unknown|
|H310||14||6||4||0||4 / 0||No||No||No|
|B360||24||12||6||1||6 / 4||Yes||No||No|
This at-a-glance table shows what each brings to the table. Z370 still remains the best, imbued with the most connectivity and ability to overclock K-series chipset. The Q370 is basically the same chipset but with the ability to run Intel vPro Technology. As such, it is primed for premium business machines that require extra security.
H370 keeps most of the Z370's goodness but reduces the maximum number of chipset-driven PCIe lanes to 20 while also dropping some USB. The lower cost and minor specification drop makes it a good choice for those that can't quite extend to the best chipset. H310, meanwhile, is very much a value proposition, as you can see by the specifications.Scan currently have a range of Intel 8th Gen CPUs in stock and shipping.