Intel today announced its 8th generation Core processor family, which will be the new mainstream desktop (MSDT) processor SKUs by Intel. On the live steam, Intel was stressing on the “40% more performance over the previous-generation,” even though the “Coffee Lake” micro-architecture is essentially a refined version of the “Skylake” and “Kaby Lake” architectures.

Intel has claimed a 40% by across the board increases in core-counts. The previous Quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs now updated with 6 cores, which will offer a 33% multi-threaded performance increase and the remaining 7% performance comes from higher clocks and micro-architecture level incremental. Intel also updates its Core i3 CPUs to quad-core SKUs. As of now, no word on availability but these new CPUs should arrive before the holidays.