Intel says its upcoming 8th generation Core processors will have 30% better performance

May 30th, 2017   decode   news

The insane 18-core i9 processors in the new Core X series are not everything that Intel has revealed today. The company has also outed an important detail about its upcoming 8th generation Core CPUs for the mainstream. These will become available in the second half of this year, as successors to the currently selling 7th generation Core SKUs.

Intel says the next generation chips will perform up to 30% better than the ones out today, at least in some circumstances and for some use cases.

The company has seen such a boost in SYSmark 2014 version 1.5, and the quoted improvement applies…

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