A slew of new entry-level Intel CPUs has surfaced online, and in that list, were three new Core processors for the Z370 chipset: the Core i5-8600, Core i5-8500 and Core i3-8300.
We’ll start off with the Core i5-8600. Not much is known about this SKU at the moment besides the facts that it will have a 6-cores, 6-threads layout, and a base clockspeed of 3.1GHz and yet-to-be-disclosed boost clockspeed. That said, if one were to speculate; the Core i5-8400 has a Turbo boost clockspeed of 4.0GHz, so it’s very likely that this CPU will have a boost clockspeed of either 4.2GHz or 4.3GHz.
And then there’s the Core i5-8500, the second 6-cores CPU of the two. By comparison, the only difference (so far, anyway) is a base clockspeed difference of just 100MHz. Other bits of information about the CPU found on SiSoft’s Sandra repository shows that the CPU has a 6x 256kb L2 Cache, and an impressive 9MB L3 Cache. Also, as you can no doubt tell, none of these processors have hyperthreading.
Third on the list is the Core i3-8300 CPU, Intel’s newest 4-cores, 4-threads addition to its already expansive list of Coffee-Lake CPUs. Again, there’s not much information regarding the CPU, but what’s interesting is its base clockspeed of 3.7GHz. Mind you, it’s not uncommong that Intel would really a lower-tier CPU with higher clockspeeds, and for the record, the Core i3-8350K has a base clockspeed of 4.0GHz.
In terms of availability, it’s likely that all three processors will be made available for purchase sometime in February. Specifically, online retailers have hinted that the new SKUs should hit the market just before Valentine’s Day comes by. Price-wise, the Core i5-8600 will be sold a tad cheaper than it overclockable ‘K’ counterpart, at around AU$329 (~RM1,024), the Core i5-8500 at AU$250 (~RM911), and the Core i3-8300 at AU$211 (~RM663).