Tuesday, June 27th 2017

It's Coffee Lake Again: Intel Six-Core Processor Surfaces on Geekbench

After rearing its head on SiSoft Sandra, it seems that an engineering sample of Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs has appeared again - this time on Geekbench. Coffee Lake is supposed to be Intel's version of a core-count democratization. It is expected that the company will introduce six-core CPUs to their i7 line of processors (since apparently the i9 moniker is now limited to the company's HEDT solutions). This should bring about a reshuffle of Intel's CPU line-up, though it remains to be seen how the company will go about that way.

Moving on to the actual Geekbench scores, Intel's 6-core, 12-thread CPU delivers a 4,619 single-core score, and a 20,828 multi-core score. This is more or less inline with AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X 6-core, 12-thread processor. However, AMD's solution is clocked higher than this particular engineering sample was (3.6 GHz on the Ryzen 5 vs 3.2 GHz on the Intel Coffee Lake sample, a 400 MHz difference.) This probably means that finalized Intel silicon with come with higher clocks, and therefore, a more commanding performance.

Source: Hot Hardware
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10 Comments on It's Coffee Lake Again: Intel Six-Core Processor Surfaces on Geekbench

#1
phanbuey
nice... finally no more quad cores lol.

Interesting to see how these will clock and if they will render the 7800X and the 7740X completely useless.
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#2
DarkHill
phanbuey said:
nice... finally no more quad cores lol.

Interesting to see how these will clock and if they will render the 7800X and the 7740X completely useless.
pointless perhaps - but useless is just a retarded statement
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#3
phanbuey
DarkHill said:
pointless perhaps - but useless is just a retarded statement
Oooh... great distinction, I'm so glad you're here to split that hair.
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#4
yotano211
DarkHill said:
pointless perhaps - but useless is just a retarded statement
I dont see it retarded, I see it useless. Why send all of that money on a quad core cpu on HEDT when you can get a 6 core cpu on a cheaper platform. If its used in the right environments, the 6 core might be a much better deal.
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#5
trparky
So in other words, when this chip is released there's a good chance that this chip will actually be worth buying.
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#6
Lionheart
DarkHill said:
pointless perhaps - but useless is just a retarded statement
What? o_O

Nvm about time 6 & 8 core CPU's to become the standard soon.
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#7
Patriot
yotano211 said:
I dont see it retarded, I see it useless. Why send all of that money on a quad core cpu on HEDT when you can get a 6 core cpu on a cheaper platform. If its used in the right environments, the 6 core might be a much better deal.
Because that platform caps at 6, the HEDT caps at 18...just because the platforms have overlap doesn't make one or the other pointless. That said, why wait, buy ryzen now.
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#8
TheGuruStud
Geekbench is the new cinebench for intel, but it's not even reliable for scoring, let alone how ridiculous it makes comparisons for real world.
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#9
kruk
According to 3DCenter.org it gets even better:



Well, I think we all know which company we have to thank for waking up Intel ... :)
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#10
nienorgt
One thing too good to be/stay true: Socket LGA1151
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