Kaby Lake is the third generation of Intel's powerful 14nm processors after Broadwell and Skylake. This brings higher working frequencies with the same or even lower energy demands.
Intel has launched the 8th generation of Intel Core processors, this time codenamed Coffee Lake. These processors have a very similar architecture to their highly successful predecessor, the Kaby Lake series. However, Intel has introduced various optimisations, creating the Intel Core i3-8300 processor that delivers a significant performance boost while maintaining minimal energy requirements.
The Coffee Lake architecture is once again based on a 14nm production process. What used to be a very demanding manufacturing process at first, Intel has mastered to a stunning degree of perfection, which means the Intel Core i3-8300 processor can offer a superb price/performance ratio. For the first time ever, the Core i3 series now features four processor cores. The higher number of cores is also accompanied by a higher working clock speed, which is up to 3.7GHz in turbo mode.
Access to data is greatly facilitated by a fast 8MB L3 cache that gives the processor cores enough time for instant response to all applications. The Intel Core i3-8300 processor is guaranteed to serve as a reliable building block for gaming PC systems.
The Intel Coffee Lake platform contains quite a few changes, so Intel has decided to take a rather unusual step. Although this processor uses the well-known socket 1151, it does require a new motherboard. Specifically, a motherboard with an Intel 3XX series chipset.