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The upheaval of the high-end desktop processor segment continues today with the official release of Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-based 8th Generation Core processors. 2017 easily been one of the most exciting years in a decade for desktop processors, thanks in no small part to AMD’s entire line-up of Ryzen products, including the monstrous Threadripper, which propelled the company back into contention at virtually every price point.Intel was at the ready with a host of ultra-high-end processors – namely the Core X series – that allow the company to lay claim to the fastest desktop processor on the market. And now it’s time for Intel to re-shape its mainstream CPU line-up and target the Ryzen 7/5/3... Read more...
There are some interesting things to be discovered when removing the integrated heatspreader (IHS) from a processor, a delicate and dangerous (to the CPU) process known as delidding. For example, you might uncover so called 'dummy dies' as famed overclocker der8auer did when delidding a Threadripper 1950X processor. More recently, someone delidded an Intel Core i7-8700K processor and found a slightly elongated die. HKEPC posted pics of the delidded chip on the site's Facebook page. In doing so, we can see that the die area is the same width as a Kaby Lake processor, such as the Core i7-7700K (a fan favorite), but noticeably longer. Here is a look at the delidded Core i7-8700K next to a naked... Read more...
For those looking for an upgrade to their gaming desktop, but don't want to pony up for one of Intel's Skylake-X processors (or go the AMD Ryzen 7 route), it's looking like the upcoming hexa-core Coffee Lake processors are going to be overclocker friendly. As we already know, the Core i7-8700K has six cores capable of executing 12 threads, a base clock of 3.7GHz and can turbo boost to 4.3GHz (all cores). The Core i7-8700K can also crank up its maximum clock to 4.7GHz on a single core. That "K" designation means that the processor is multiplier unlocked, allowing for better fine-tuning when it comes to unleashing the beast.  The fine folks over at Expreview were able to get an early sample... Read more...
Even though Intel just finished showing off a Cannon Lake wafer for the first time, the more immediate release on the desktop is Coffee Lake, a sort of stop-gap solution to satiate users who are pining for something new. Having already launched in mobile form, Coffee Lake will arrive on the desktop very soon. In the meantime, a new set of benchmarks for Intel's top-end Coffee Lake processor, the Core i7-8700K, has found its way to the web.One thing to look forward to with Coffee Lake is a bump in core count on several of the SKUs. Starting with the Core i5-8400 and going on up to the Core i7-8700K, these will be the first 6-core chips from Intel aimed at mainstream users. Two of the four 6-core... Read more...
Based on leaked results over the past few weeks, it appears Intel is on the right track with its 8th generation Core desktop processor lineup (Coffee Lake). We will not know for sure until we have had an opportunity to put finalized silicon through the ringer, but in the meantime, benchmark results continue to pop up on the web. The latest batch is from a SiSoftware SANDRA run in which Intel's Core i7-8700K and Core i5-8400K processors were put to the test. Staring with the Core i7-8700K, it is a unique chip in that it will be the first mainstream processor from the Santa Clara chip maker to feature 6 physical cores and 12 threads. Up until Coffee Lake, Intel has been content to limit its mainstream... Read more...
There has been a lot of information leaking out regarding Intel's Coffee Lake processors over the past few months. Everything from cache levels to clock speeds to core counts have been making the rounds on the internet. Now, a new leak out of China gives us an early glimpse of Intel’s own guidance for Coffee Lake performance compared to the current generation Kaby Lake processors. As you can see in, Intel is promising some decent performance gains in single-threaded benchmarks, with the flagship Core i7-8700K offering an 11 percent gain over the current Core i7-7700K. Multi-threaded performance also jumps by just over 51 percent, which is partially attributed to the fact that the chip has six... Read more...