Intel Coffee Lake lineup rumored to feature six-core Core i5 models

Posted on Monday, Jul 17 2017 @ 16:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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French tech site CanardPC Hardware leaks details about Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake launch.

Coffee Lake is another architecture made on the 14nm process, some rumors claim we'll see these chips in September. The Coffee Lake chips will stick with LGA1151 and are a further development of the Skylake architecture. Probably the biggest change here is that Intel is bringing 6-core processors to its mainstream segment.

Here's a look at the specifications of Coffee Lake engineering samples that are circulating right now:
  • Core i7 8700K: This is the high-end model, it reportedly has a 3.7GHz base frequency. It has six cores, twelve threads and a TD P of 95W. There will also be a Core i7 8700 non-K model with a 3.2GHz base clock.

  • Six-cores in the Core i5 series? If the rumors are right, we'll see six-core processors in the Core i5 series but these versions will lack Hyper-Threading. CanardPC talks about a six-core Core i5 8600K with a 3.6GHz base clock and 95W TDP, as well as a six-core Core i5 8400 with 2.8GHz clockspeed and 65W TDP.

  • Six-core for the mobile market. The laptop market is expected to see the first pure mobile six-core parts. These versions are expected to have a 45W TDP and will run at lower clockspeeds of around 2.0GHz. Quad-core versions of Coffee Lake mobile are expected to hit a TDP as low as 28W, placing them in Intel's low-power U-series for the first time.
  • Via: VideoCardz

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