Monday, July 24th 2017

Reported Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core Lineup Leaked

After a CPU-Z screenshot leaked of Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake hexa-core CPUs, which look to bring the fight to AMD's Ryzen, this time there are leaks of three different Intel 6-core processors. The previous CPU-Z screenshot apparently pointed towards Intel's upcoming 8700K six-core processor, with a base clock of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. The BCLK of the CPU was set at 100 MHz with a TDP of 80W.

In the new leak, the i7-8700K seems to have received a speed bump and accompanying TDP increase. It now sits at a reported 3.7 GHz base clock, 4 GHz boost for four and six cores, 4.2 GHz for dual-core workloads, and 4.3 GHz for single-core workloads under a 95 W TDP. The second leaked six-core processor still sits at that 95 W TDP, but has much lower core clocks than the purported 8700K: a 3.2 GHz base clock with 3.4 GHz boost for four and six cores, and a 3.6 GHz boost for one or two-core workloads. Both of these appear to be unlocked, overclockable chips (IA Overclock capable.) The last CPU in this leaked info is a 65 W chip whose clocks seem a little out of the other's league. It has a lower base clock of 3.1 GHz, granted, but a four and six core turbo up to 3.9 GHz. Dual core boost stands at 4.1 GHz, while single-core workloads see Turbo taking the ship up to 4.2 GHz. The lower base clocks and increased Turbo speeds mean that this is likely an i7 T series chip. Naturally, you should take this information with a bucket of salt.

Sources: ETeknix 8700K CPU-Z Leak, ETeknix Coffee Lake Chips
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45 Comments on Reported Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core Lineup Leaked

#1
RejZoR
It's interesting for a change seeing Intel responding to AMD offerings. We've been used to reverse for too long.
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#2
Harry Lloyd
I know Intel deserves a lot of hate right now, but I am actually really looking forward to this. Of course I will decide what to get once the platform is on the market, but it looks promising.
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#3
biffzinker
Whats up with the L2 Cache size deleted in the CPU-Z screenshot leak?
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#4
phanbuey
as long as they didn't change the cache structure it will be a beast chip.... the fact that its excluded makes me :wtf:
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#5
chaosmassive
with 6 cores CPU pushed into mainstream
hopefully dual cores i3 could die for good
and pentium line up will have 2c/4t

but... Intel bottlenecking G4560 supply, so....
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#6
Hugh Mungus
I'm waiting for a good intel 16-core ;) At least the 1950x should be pretty good, but with what seems to be a 2.5ghz base for the 7960x it's unlikely it's going to have competition anyway and it will always look great next to what's likely going to be a terrible cpu!
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#7
phanbuey
Hugh Mungus said:
I'm waiting for a good intel 16-core ;) At least the 1950x should be pretty good, but with what seems to be a 2.5ghz base for the 7960x it's unlikely it's going to have competition anyway and it will always look great next to what's likely going to be a terrible cpu!
so few personal workloads can take advantage of that though... this is a pure gaming 6 core with oodles of ghz and cache...
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#8
TheLostSwede
This looks like i7-8700K, i5-8600K and i7-8700 judging by the clock speeds alone. At least if earlier leaks with regards to the model names are correct.
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#10
cryohellinc
And there I was expecting they will come with 6 cores all running at least 4.2ghz each.

Instead we have a quad core CPU, with Dual core Cpu glued on top of it, which clocks higher.

How is this a new and innovative product? Honestly?

The only way I see this competing against say Ryzen 1700 is if it will have fantastic value price.

Recently built a workstation for job, with Ryzen 1800x, fantastic CPU, all cores clocked to 4.0, works flawlessly.

Seems my next home / gaming build will be 1700 unless something changes.
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#11
champsilva
RejZoR said:
It's interesting for a change seeing Intel responding to AMD offerings. We've been used to reverse for too long.
Actually the 6-core part from intel was already "confirmed" long time ago

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/235664-leaked-roadmap-claims-intel-will-bring-six-core-chips-to-mainstream-pcs-with-upcoming-coffee-lake

Look at the date, but the only thing Intel is probably doing is releasing before the date, usually mainstream cpus launching at january.
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#12
Prima.Vera
4.0Ghz only?? Wtf??? This crap will be even slower than the 7700K
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#13
TheLostSwede
Prima.Vera said:
4.0Ghz only?? Wtf??? This crap will be even slower than the 7700K
Two more cores, what did you expect?
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#14
Hugh Mungus
phanbuey said:
so few personal workloads can take advantage of that though... this is a pure gaming 6 core with oodles of ghz and cache...
Gaming+treaming+recording can be 10-12+ cores, so a 1920x would be fine, but I don't think even oc-ed speeds will differ much if at all compared to the 1950x and I have alextra headroom for games that NEED a lot of cores, downloading, chrome tabs and other background processes. Those 4 extra cores make sure that with enough memory (32gb should be fine) and a decent storage setup nothing is bottlenecking my productivity.
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#15
champsilva
TheLostSwede said:
Two more cores, what did you expect?
Probably 5ghz...
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#16
Hugh Mungus
champsilva said:
Probably 5ghz...
The 8700k might literally just be a 7800x. If intel sticks with 14nm too long AMD has got them beat. All AMD then has to do is improve zen and maybe even switch to 7nm for zen2 to get more cores in the same die space and zen is apparently also very cheap to produce, unlike Intel's competition, so AMD could just drop the prices 20-30% and keep the budget crown.

So let's hope Intel isn't just stretching skylake's lifespan as much as possible with minor upgrades (really minor since you need a good-great cooler to really make use of extra stock clocks and overclockability) and they're finally dropping down to a 10nm or even a 7nm proces node.
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[XC] Oj101
cryohellinc said:
And there I was expecting they will come with 6 cores all running at least 4.2ghz each.

Instead we have a quad core CPU, with Dual core Cpu glued on top of it, which clocks higher.

How is this a new and innovative product? Honestly?

The only way I see this competing against say Ryzen 1700 is if it will have fantastic value price.

Recently built a workstation for job, with Ryzen 1800x, fantastic CPU, all cores clocked to 4.0, works flawlessly.

Seems my next home / gaming build will be 1700 unless something changes.
?????

By that logic, the 7700K is a tri-core with a single core glued on top of it which clocks higher?

Turbo now clocks two cores to the maximum turbo speed, not just one. On the 7700K only one core will turbo up to 4.5 GHz.
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#18
Outback Bronze
Any mention of socket?

I see 1151 on the CPU-Z.

Be nice if it's going to donk in a Z170 or Z270 :)
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#19
Hugh Mungus
Outback Bronze said:
Any mention of socket?

I see 1151 on the CPU-Z.

Be nice if it's going to donk in a Z170 or Z270 :)
Z370 likely and there's a small chance your chosen z170 or z270 mobo won't support it.
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#20
Outback Bronze
Hugh Mungus said:
Z370 likely and there's a small chance your chosen z170 or z270 mobo won't support it.
Yeah that'll be right... :(
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#21
cryohellinc
[XC] Oj101 said:
?????

By that logic, the 7700K is a tri-core with a single core glued on top of it which clocks higher?

Turbo now clocks two cores to the maximum turbo speed, not just one. On the 7700K only one core will turbo up to 4.5 GHz.
Well it all depends on BIOS settings configuration, I just gave an example.

To my expectations a shift in technology would have been in case of all cores, here we don't see that out of the box, hence for me Coffee Lake is another disappointment that will most likely have heat issues.
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#22
Dave65
This is good news for competition, but Intel seems to keep their prices high no matter what.
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#23
[XC] Oj101
cryohellinc said:
Well it all depends on BIOS settings configuration, I just gave an example.

To my expectations a shift in technology would have been in case of all cores, here we don't see that out of the box, hence for me Coffee Lake is another disappointment that will most likely have heat issues.
Turbo has never maxed out all cores out of the box :/ Sure, you can overclock all four cores on a 7700K to 4.5 GHz, and the same is true here (more in fact, it overclocks nicely).
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#24
[XC] Oj101
Dave65 said:
This is good news for competition, but Intel seems to keep their prices high no matter what.
Intel is reacting, not panicking. Why would they drop prices when they're selling their product hand over fist? Remember that in a capitalist environment pricing is ALWAYS set by the buyer. If they have market share and they're basically printing money it would be stupid for them to drop prices.

You can call them the bad guy all you want, but AMD is no different. When they could, just over ten years ago, they were also selling $ 999 processors.
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#25
cryohellinc
[XC] Oj101 said:
Intel is reacting, not panicking. Why would they drop prices when they're selling their product hand over fist? Remember that in a capitalist environment pricing is ALWAYS set by the buyer. If they have market share and they're basically printing money it would be stupid for them to drop prices.

You can call them the bad guy all you want, but AMD is no different. When they could, just over ten years ago, they were also selling $ 999 processors.
Agreed, however in this case neither is Good or Bad, both of them are Ugly (if you get the reference ;)) This is a normal competition which is finally back, however I have to say that looking on recent actions by Intel + all the rumors that float around, I do think they are hastily trying to close the gaps in their product portfolio to counter AMD. That can be seen in both themselves, and their partners. Sudden release of massive amount of new CPU's, which are all in all, a shrinked version of Xeon's + hastily made Mobo's + major overheating issues e.t.c.
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