First Coffee Lake 6-core mobile CPU benchmarks are in
Intel’s 8th generation ultra-low voltage CPUs really impressed with their multi-core performance over the last gen, but what about the non-ULV CPUs? Even though Intel has not revealed any official information about the soon to be released non-ULV mobile chips, the people over at GeekBench somehow got their hands on some specs and benchmarks for a 6-core Coffee Lake mobile CPU.
The mysterious Core i7 mobile CPU features 6 cores and 12 threads and 9 MB of L3 cache memory. The default frequency is set to 2.6 GHz, since this is a mobile CPU and it still needs to keep the TDP as low as possible. The Turbo frequency can go up to 4.0 GHz, though.
Analyzing the benchmark results, the single-core 4013 score seems to be on par with the 7th gen i7-7700HQ and the new gen 8 i7-8550U ULV mobile CPUs. This could be due to the low default frequency of all the gen 8 CPUs. However, when more cores are activated, the new 6-core CPU scores 19129 points, around 40% faster than the i7-7700HQ. The added performance boost may benefit creative professionals working with advanced image and video editing programs, but gamers will probably not feel much of a difference, since most of the current games lack the proper multi-core coding.
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