Alleged Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake benchmarks leak online

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Alleged benchmarks for Intel’s as-yet unannounced Core i7-8700K contain leaked online courtesy of a tech YouTuber and an unguarded HP Omen PC at DreamHack 2017. The i7-8700K—the intimate flagship six-core, 12-thread processor of Intel’s upcoming eighth fathering Coffee Lake desktop CPUs—was put through popular benchmarking program Cinebench R15, line a cool 1230 points in a multithreaded test. That’s a significant discover over the previous-generation Intel Core i7-7700K (4C/8T), which typically piles a score around 950 points.

That score also requests the i7-8700K neck and neck with AMD’s 6C/12T Ryzen 1600X, which we worded at 1234 points, but behind AMD’s 8C/12T Ryzen 7 1700 with its score of 1422. During the interval, AMD’s flagship Ryzen 7 1800X is significantly faster with a score of 1616 identify b says.

YouTuber Karl Morin was also able to run a single-threaded benchmark, which bestow make an exhibits the i7-8700K posting a score of 196. That would make it the fastest single-threaded chisel around, beating the pervious-generation i7-7700K’s score of around 185 locations, although it’s still far from a compelling improvement in instructions per clock.

While the sequels from the i7-8700K should be taken with a very large thieve 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 happen before a CPU launch can affect performance—they do line up with at the cracker SiSoft Sandra benchmarks that suggest around a 30- to 40-percent recovery versus the 7700K. Forty percent is the same performance improvement Intel is gumption for the recently released Kaby Lake Refresh laptop chips, which also count on under the «8th Generation» banner.

Alongside Karl Morin’s benchmark emerges, supposed pictures of a Core i7-8700 have also appeared online. A rifleman of the rear of the CPU shows an identical pin layout to existing Kaby Lake checks, which use the LGA 1151 socket. However, leaked retail packaging and confirmation from motherboard vendor ASRock state that Coffee Lake chips require a new 300-series motherboard. The technological reason behind this, if there is one, isn’t yet clear. Intel is expected to let out further details on Coffee Lake in the coming weeks.

The Core i7-8700K is contemplated to be the first mainstream Intel processor to sport 6C/12T. Previously, higher line counts have been reserved for the company’s X-series platforms derive X99 and X299, which cost significantly more. Many consider this a reply to AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, which offer up to 8C/12T for the same price as Intel’s reported mainstream flagship CPU, the i7-7700K. In reality, Intel has had six-core mainstream CPUs on its roadmap for some set, although the accelerated launch could be attributed to increased competition. Bounty may yet also reveal the effect of AMD’s Ryzen platform.

AMD has put significant pressure on Intel in late weeks, particularly in the HEDT segment. Intel’s X299 platform and accompanying CPUs—which count the £1,000/$1,000 10C/20T i9-7900X—are poor value in comparison to AMD’s Threadripper. The Threadripper 1950X sells 16C/32T for the same price as the 7900X, while offering more PCIe lanes and bountiful NVMe RAID throughout, regardless of whether users buy the flagship flake or a cheaper version with fewer cores.

This post began on Ars Technica UK

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