Anyone would assume Intel’s Coffee Lake chips have been imminent or one thing, what with all of the processor leaks dribbling out proper now. The newest provides us Cinebench scores for a stock-clocked Core i7 8700Ok that has the Core X-series i7 7800X wanting prefer it’s in huge hassle.
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So yeah, Intel are cannibalising the Skylake-X, and by extension the Kaby Lake-X, vary of processors with their new, cheaper six-core set.
Karl Morin, a Canadian journalist at Dreamhack Montreal, got here throughout an errant HP Omen gaming rig that was someway sporting certainly one of Intel’s model new, six-core, 12-thread Core i7 8700Ok processors. As an enterprising kind, he borrows a monitor to plug in and will get himself some Cinebench numbers.
The figures present the 8700Ok delivering a Cinebench multi-threaded rating of 1,230 and a single-threaded results of 196. If you examine that with our present favorite gaming CPU of right now, the equally specced Ryzen 5 1600X, you’re getting the identical degree of all-core efficiency. When you think about that the AMD chip will likely be some $100 much less, in response to the not too long ago leaked Coffee Lake pricing, that doesn’t sound too good for Intel.
But that’s not considering the single-threaded efficiency of the highest Coffee Lake CPU. In Cinebench the R5 1600X scores 161 at it’s inventory three.7GHz clockspeed – operating on the similar frequency the 8700Ok is then some 22% faster, and that would have a pretty big impression on gaming efficiency too.
So, how does that chime with these experiences of Coffee Lake’s efficiency lead over the previous Kaby Lake chips? Running at four.5GHz the 7700K continues to be a number of marks in need of the single-threaded Cinebench index rating, so when the 8700Ok is in its last, launched type there’s each likelihood that operating on the similar clockspeed it’ll nail that proposed 11% efficiency enhance.
It’s additionally value remembering that these scores are from a Coffee Lake chip operating at a lifeless three.7GHz – simply take a look at the bizarre multiplier/bus pace config within the CPU-Z display screen shot. When Turbo frequencies become involved I would not be stunned to see scores in extra of 1,500 and 215 for multi- and single-threaded Cinebench efficiency respectively.
In phrases of this degree of multi-threading, nevertheless, it’s just some 26% quicker operating at three.7GHz vs. the 7700Ok working at four.5GHz, which nonetheless provides it some headroom to make up the 51% efficiency enhance we’re hoping for.
One different fascinating factor to notice concerning the 8700Ok scores is simply what meaning for the Core i7 7800X. The low-end Skylake-X hexcore is about the identical value because the 8700Ok, however with greater total platform prices, and can get completely hosed as quickly as you begin upping the Coffee Lake clockspeed. Intel are successfully making the chip out of date only a few months after launch.
When it involves the Ryzen 5 1600X, although, it’s not the Core i7 Coffee Lake chip that we’re actually fascinated with, it’ll be the equally priced Core i5 8600Ok. That doesn’t benefit from Intel’s HyperThreading tech, however does nonetheless retain six cores and all that single-threaded goodness, which should make it a gaming monster. That’s the place the actual Intel vs. AMD, Ryzen vs. Coffee Lake, battle will likely be fought for our gaming hearts and minds.
It’s enjoyable being enthusiastic about new CPUs once more. It doesn’t occur fairly often, except after all it’s 2017…