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Intel Coffee Lake distributor event specs table leaks

by Mark Tyson on 18 August 2017, 09:31

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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We have previously seen various Intel Coffee Lake rumours and leaks. On Monday we should know the full, official, and reliable truth about the upcoming 8th Generation Core processors. However, not that far ahead of Intel's 'Great American Solar Eclipse' event (Monday 21st August), we have witnessed a rather comprehensive leak of the Coffee Lake series.

A photo from an Intel event intended for local distributors in China was published yesterday evening on the Chinese language ChipHell forums (via TechPowerUp). The slightly blurry but legible enough picture (above) shows a key slide that compares Intel 7th generation and 8th generation Core desktop processors. Furthermore, it lists the key tech specs of each respective processor in the comparison table.

TechPowerUp calls the generational changes "the biggest fundamental update to the product stack since the Core MSDT family started out a decade ago". The new Coffe Lake processors are claimed to deliver per-core performance increases ranging between 11-29 per cent PLUS between 51 and 65 per cent increases in performance in multithreaded workloads thanks to their higher core counts.

The top Coffee Lake processor will be the Core i7-8700K which is a 6C/12T CPU, running at 3.7GHz base freq, 4.7GHz boost (1C), 4.3GHz boost (6C), with 12 MB of shared L3 cache, and an unlocked multiplier. The Intel Core i7-8700K has a TDP of 95W. Moving down the stack Core i5 processors from the 8th gen boast 6C/6T configurations (one is unlocked), and the trio of Core i3 processors detailed include one unlocked 'K' model and are all 4C/4T CPUs. Summary spec tables via TPU are embedded above and below.

With the obvious enhancements delivered by Coffee Lake it will be interesting to see Intel's pricing strategy.

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The spec on the Core i7-8700K looks good. Now lets hope Intel get their pricing right and continue to give AMD a run for their money. Perhaps more importantly, AMD force Intel to keep their pricing low..
……YAWN YAWN the +6 core hype train has already been taken by AMD. Intel HD graphics is the part where has had VERY little improvement. Intel should simply approach AMD for graphics.
As I said on OC3Ds FB post as well:

Oh my god, a 50% increase in multi threaded performance when you increase the core count by 50%…AMAZING!!!

A teeny tiny increase on per clock performance just so it doesn't look like we're completely screwing our Customer base by just bolting on two extra cores thrown in for free! And here's the bit, as investors, you'll love: we jacked up the price by 50% as well and put a new chipset together which is basically the old one so the mobo manufacturers you invested in as well will also have a financial boost making you more money!

(Sassy but accurate pessimistic rambling, 10/10)
We can complain that it's as consumer friendly as a slap to the face with a wet fish, but the truth is that I can bet all of my money on 8700K being the best gaming CPU available (and, for once, maybe even a little future proof (unless there are more thermal compound shadowtricks)) and AMD not being able to directly compete on anything but price and core count. May as well just accept it for now.
For gamers i3 8350k works otherwise Amd maintains his position on multicore with price performance