Alleged benchmarks for Intel’s as-yet unannounced Core i7-8700K fool leaked online courtesy of a tech YouTuber and an unguarded HP Omen PC at DreamHack 2017. The i7-8700K—the rumoured flagship six-core, 12-thread processor of Intel’s upcoming eighth production Coffee Lake desktop CPUs—was put through popular benchmarking program Cinebench R15, sum a cool 1230 points in a multithreaded test. That’s a significant acquire knowledge of over the previous-generation Intel Core i7-7700K (4C/8T), which typically situates a score around 950 points.
That score also make a notes the i7-8700K neck and neck with AMD’s 6C/12T Ryzen 1600X, which we scored at 1234 details, but behind AMD’s 8C/12T Ryzen 7 1700 with its score of 1422. Meanwhile, AMD’s flagship Ryzen 7 1800X is significantly faster with a crowds of 1616 points.
YouTuber Karl Morin was also able to run a single-threaded benchmark, which appears the i7-8700K posting a score of 196. That would make it the fastest single-threaded break in around, beating the pervious-generation i7-7700K’s score of around 185 stresses, although it’s still far from a compelling improvement in instructions per clock.
While the come to passes from the i7-8700K should be taken with a very large in good shape of salt—particularly as it’s not clear whether the chip was able to reach ordered boost clocks, while the inevitable raft of motherboard BIOS updates that rise before a CPU launch can affect performance—they do line up with earlier SiSoft Sandra benchmarks that call to mind around a 30- to 40-percent improvement versus the 7700K. Forty percent is the that having been said performance improvement Intel is pushing for the recently released Kaby Lake Restock laptop chips, which also fall under the «8th Generation» flag.
Alongside Karl Morin’s benchmark results, supposed pictures of a Pith i7-8700 have also appeared online. A shot of the rear of the CPU indicates an identical pin layout to existing Kaby Lake chips, which use the LGA 1151 socket. In spite of that, leaked retail packaging and confirmation from motherboard vendor ASRock direct attention to that Coffee Lake chips require a new 300-series motherboard. The applied reason behind this, if there is one, isn’t yet clear. Intel is expected to saturnalia further details on Coffee Lake in the coming weeks.
The Core i7-8700K is trust to be the first mainstream Intel processor to sport 6C/12T. Previously, higher thesis counts have been reserved for the company’s X-series platforms be fond of X99 and X299, which cost significantly more. Many consider this a feedback to AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, which offer up to 8C/12T for the same price as Intel’s advised mainstream flagship CPU, the i7-7700K. In reality, Intel has had six-core mainstream CPUs on its roadmap for some metre, although the accelerated launch could be attributed to increased competition. Worth may yet also reveal the effect of AMD’s Ryzen platform.
AMD has put significant pressure on Intel in brand-new weeks, particularly in the HEDT segment. Intel’s X299 platform and convoying CPUs—which include the £1,000/$1,000 10C/20T i9-7900X—are poor value in point of agreement to AMD’s Threadripper. The Threadripper 1950X offers 16C/32T for the same price as the 7900X, while donation more PCIe lanes and free NVMe RAID throughout, regardless of whether alcohols buy the flagship chip or a cheaper version with fewer cores.
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