Intel 8th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 Retail Boxes Spotted

The pictures of retail boxes of 8th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors has appear online. This the first pictures of Intel’s new 14 nm “Coffee Lake” silicon will be 6-core parts in the Core i5 and Core i7 series launching later today (22 August).

These pictures of the products confirm few things; first these new CPUs will base on socket is “LGA1151.” Second, both Core i5 and i7 are 6-core CPU and integrated graphics cores will be branded “Intel UHD Graphics 6xx,” will require motherboards based on Intel 300-series chipset to work.

So far it doesn’t appear to be any socket difference between these processors and “Kaby Lake,” so it’s possible that while 300-series chipset motherboards support older “Kaby Lake” and “Skylake” processors, “Coffee Lake” will only work on 300-series chipset, and not older 200-series or 100-series. Intel also marketing its new integrated graphics “UHD” could hint at its credentials with hardware-accelerated decoding of new video formats such as 10-bit VP9 at 4K, and new display connector standards such as HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4. The list of first wave of 8th generation Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors, are down below.

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