Leaked Intel Core i7 Coffee Lake H CPU Benchmarks Show 35% Uplift Over Previous Gen

When it comes to upcoming hot hardware, we love leaks. Thankfully for us, one of Intel's upcoming mobile gaming chips -- the Core i7-8850H -- is making its presence known early via the SiSoft SANDRA benchmarking suite.

The Core i7-8850H is based on Intel's 8th generation 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture, has a base clock of 2.6GHz, and contains 9MB of L3 cache. The chip has six physical cores and is HyperThreading-enabled, meaning that it can execute a total of 12 threads.

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On the SANDRA processor arithmetic benchmark, the Core i7-8850H was able to spit out a score of 159.21GOPS, while the processor multimedia score was pegged at 373.98Mpix/s. For comparison, the 4-core/8-thread Core i7-7820HQ (Kaby Lake) put up scores of 117.78GOPS and 347.32Mpix/s respectively in the same benchmarks.

Other rumored specifications for the Core i7-8850H include an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU, and the ability to Turbo to 4GHz on all six cores. The chip is also alleged to Turbo all the way up to 4.3GHz on a single core. Those are lofty clocks for a mobile processor (45W TDP), so we'll be interested to see it in action in a cramped notebook chassis (or AIO desktop).

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The mobile processor market is really starting to heat up as we march further into 2018. AMD is on the cusp of releasing its Raven Ridge mobile processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, and Intel also has its 8th generation Core i5 and i7 processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega M GL GPUs.

It appears that we are definitely in good hands on the processors front, now if only GPU manufacturers could work out their supply issues