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First Coffee Lake 6-core mobile CPU benchmarks are in

The mysterious Coffee Lake 6-core mobile CPU will probably replace the i7-7700HQ. (Source: Intel)
The mysterious Coffee Lake 6-core mobile CPU will probably replace the i7-7700HQ. (Source: Intel)
GeekBench got hold of spec and performance information on a mysterious 6-core Coffee Lake mobile CPU. It's default clock is set to 2.6 GHz, but it can boost to 4.0 GHz. The gen 8 model seems to have the same single-core performance as the 7th gen i7-7700HQ. However, the multi-core tests show a 40% performance gain over the gen 7 CPU.

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.

The new Coffee Lake 6-core CPU is around 40% faster than the i7-7700HQ in multi-core tests. (Source: GeekBench)
The new Coffee Lake 6-core CPU is around 40% faster than the i7-7700HQ in multi-core tests. (Source: GeekBench)

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-08-30 (Update: 2017-08-30)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.