The reduced amount of cache seems to scream at a disabled chip, but this could also be a case of a reporting error. The fact that this chip only presents six threads is probably indicative of a Core i5 processor with 6 physical cores, if Intel's past line-ups are anything to go by (with its i7 line being separated form the i5 by, at the very least, the inclusion of Hyper Threading.) If true, this really is to be Intel's first mainstream-segment 6-core chip (while AMD now offers us 6 cores and 12 threads in the same price bracket, at least.Because the benchmark score uploaded used a 200-series motherboard, this leak also sparks speculation that Coffee Lake may be compatible with current 200-series (and perhaps even 100-series) motherboards after a BIOS update. This is unconfirmed at the moment.
Intel Coffee Lake may be compatible with LGA1151 motherboards
Posted on Monday, Apr 24 2017 @ 21:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck