The Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core LGA 1151 Processor provides six cores with each one operating between 3.7 and 4.7 GHz for editing digital content, streaming live gameplay, and running other types of intensive tasks. If you need more performance, you can overclock the cores to function above its maximum frequency. This 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8700K processor is built on Coffee Lake architecture and armed with 12MB of cache memory. The processor is compatible with motherboards that sport an LGA 1151 socket and an Intel Z370 chipset, so the CPU can provide up to sixteen PCIe 3.0 lanes for NVMe storage drives, graphics cards, and other high-performance parts. Moreover, it comes with Intel Hyper-Threading technology, which lets each core handle two instruction threads for running multi-threaded applications.
Outstanding gaming experiences extend beyond personal gameplay to your entire gaming community. Share those experiences by live-streaming or recording, editing, and posting your epic highlights. To perform at your best, get a great gaming PC powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor that lets you live—and share—the ultimate gaming experience.
Great VR experiences involve the entire platform, not just any one component. The ideal combination of processor, graphics, I/O connectivity, display, and audio are required. A high-performance processor is key to achieving a balanced platform to make your VR experiences great. Attach your premium head-mounted display (HMD) to an 8th Gen Intel Core processor-based PC, and prepare to be amazed.
Ultra HD Entertainment
To play premium movie streams in stunning 4K UHD, get an advanced platform that supports the latest media technologies and entertainment. Bring premium, high-quality content to your desktop, with smooth streaming of premium 4K UHD entertainment, including 4K video creation and sharing and 360-degree viewing.
Desktop PC performance is redefined with up to six cores for more processing power. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology1 delivers up to 12-way multitasking support. Intel Optane memory delivers amazing system responsiveness1 and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology gives you that extra burst of performance for fluid gaming and smooth 4K video creation and sharing.
Unlocked & Overlocking
For the enthusiast, the unlocked 8th Gen Intel Core processors provide you the opportunity to tweak the platform performance to its fullest potential and enjoy great gaming and VR experiences. An impressive portfolio of standard and unlocked devices for a broad range of usages and performance levels provides you more control and more granularity for overclocking2 your platform.
Scalable Portfolio of Processors
The 8th Gen Intel Core processor family enable superior experiences, whether you are looking for a smooth gaming experience, 4K video viewing, or just for doing general work on your computer more efficiently. If form factor is your priority, the 8th Gen is designed for desktop PCs from high-performance gaming towers, to slick and stylish all-in-ones, to compact living room minis.