Tuesday, August 29th 2017

Intel Readies a Mobile 6-core "Coffee Lake-H" SKU, Suggests Geekbench Database

Intel is giving finishing touches to a mobile 8th generation Core i7 processor which features the full complement of 6 cores present on the "Coffee Lake-H" silicon. This is firmly a mobile SKU, and not desktop-on-mobile. According to specs put out in a Geekbench database entry, the processor features 6 cores, 12 threads (HyperThreading), 9 MB of L3 cache, and a nominal clock speed of 2.60 GHz.

Intel tends to keep the nominal clocks of its mobile processors low, while compensating with higher single-core or two-core Turbo Boost clocks. The processor in the Geekbench DB entry packs enough punch to dethrone desktop quad-core parts in multi-threaded scores, with a score of 19,129 points. The single-threaded score isn't groundbreaking at 4,013 points, but that's probably because of the low clock speeds and aggressive power-management inherent to mobile platforms.

Source: Geekbench Database
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7 Comments on Intel Readies a Mobile 6-core "Coffee Lake-H" SKU, Suggests Geekbench Database

#1
_JP_
Well makes sense this model showed up. The "HQ" line, in its current form, would become redundant with the 8th gen "U"s being HT-enabled quads.
I wonder if Intel is going to call it "HH" now. :wtf:
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bubbly1724
Compared to the ROG Strix GL702ZC (6/8 core Ryzen) the only thing I see Intel has going for it is iGPU and possibly TDP (8-core Ryzen on mobile supposedly has 65W). Can't determine anything until these chips/laptops are released though.
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#3
Vario
Might be for mac book pro
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#4
evernessince
bubbly1724 said:
Compared to the ROG Strix GL702ZC (6/8 core Ryzen) the only thing I see Intel has going for it is iGPU and possibly TDP (8-core Ryzen on mobile supposedly has 65W). Can't determine anything until these chips/laptops are released though.
That's not a rumor, you can get a Ryzen 1700 right now with a 65w TDP. It would be easy for AMD to bin the mobile chips and sell under-volted slightly lower clocked version with a 40w TDP or less. I'm sure for the lower power segment AMD will create a custom SKU that cuts off the fat and applies the obvious tweaks a mobile processor undergoes.
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#5
ps000000
Intel move is more interesting this year.
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
_JP_ said:
Well makes sense this model showed up. The "HQ" line, in its current form, would become redundant with the 8th gen "U"s being HT-enabled quads.
I wonder if Intel is going to call it "HH" now. :wtf:
HQ doesn't mean it has hyper-threading, a lot of HQ chips used to have Iris Pro and it's more likely that the "H" stands for high performance whereas the "U" stands for ultra-low power. Just take a look at TDPs between the two.
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Calipha
bubbly1724 said:
Compared to the ROG Strix GL702ZC (6/8 core Ryzen) the only thing I see Intel has going for it is iGPU and possibly TDP (8-core Ryzen on mobile supposedly has 65W). Can't determine anything until these chips/laptops are released though.
The Strix GL702ZC is complete garbage, there a much better laptops from Sager / Clevo that come with 8700K's which rival the 1700 in productivity and destroy it in gaming.

And keep in mind that the processor in that laptop is the only thing it has going for it, the RAM is slow, the storage speeds, even for the SSD are slow, has less battery life on idle than an 7820HK / 1080 Max-Q Alienware 15 does while gaming, it's ugly as hell, the graphics card is low-tier, it's horrible.
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