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Intel Coffee Lake-S Review Roundup: What Do Enthusiasts Have To Say?

Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs are out now and it is interesting to see what critics and hardware enthusiasts have to say about the new processors. The new Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs bring additional cores across the board. Both the i7 and i5 CPUs have 6 cores now and the i3 CPUs have 4 cores now. That is an addition of 2 cores across the board.

We tested the new 8600K and compared it to the 7600K from the previous generation and the results were not all that great. You can check out the benchmarks here.

Intel Coffee Lake-S is a huge step forward keeping in mind that this is the first time that you will be able to pair a mainstream 6 core CPU with a cheap $80 motherboard. The following is what critics have to say. You can check out the Z370 motherboards here.

According to Anandtech:

There are a number of interesting elements to this launch to be excited about, and a number of factors that raise even further questions,

According to Arstechnica:

It’s not an outright smash. Much like Intel’s Skylake-X i9 processors, there are signs that the 8700K was rushed to combat a resurgent AMD, as well as to fill the gap created by the now delayed 10nm Cannon Lake architecture.

According to Bit-tech:

The fact that the CPUs do actually fit into the old socket lead many to assume that the new CPUs would indeed be compatible. This unfortunate assumption might also have been bolstered by the early release of Coffee Lake and its proximity to Kaby Lake.

According to Eurogamer:

Intel’s new Coffee Lake-S represents the biggest generational leap we’ve seen since the classic Sandy Bridge second-gen Core line, launched way back in 2011.

Let us know what you think about Intel Coffee Lake-S and whether or not you are interested in upgrading to the new series of CPUs.