Intel’s 6-Core i7-8700 Specifications Leaked

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Intel Core i7-8700
Photo from XFastest

A couple days before, a rumor reported that Intel is working on 6-core versions of the upcoming 8th Generation Coffee Lake processors. There will probably be 6-core i5 and i7 CPUs. While everyone is speculating how well the CPUs will perform, a leak on the specifications showed up.




The leak photo is a screen capture of CPU-Z, a software that monitors hardware of your system. The specific CPU model name cannot be identify, probably because of the unreleased hardware. However, based on the Coffee Lake microarchitecture, we know it will be the 8th Generation Core i-series CPU.

According to the previous rumor, only i7 will have 6 cores with Hyper-Threading (12 threads). We can narrow the leaked CPU down to i7. The CPU is reported to have a maximum TDP of just 80W. For reference, a unlocked Core i7-7700K gets a 91W TDP rating. Therefore, the CPU may be a i7-8700, with a locked CPU multiplier.

The i7-8700 will have 6 cores, 12 threads, pairing with 12MB of L3 cache. It will have a base clock of 3.50 GHz, and a Turbo boost clock of about 3.90 GHz. The processor will still be using the existing LGA 1151 socket and be manufactured with a 14nm process.

Source and Photo from XFastest.


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