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Coffee Lake Thread
#1
https://www.techpowerup.com/233450/intel...-in-august
Quote:In a bid to boost sales of its 200-series chipset motherboards and Core "Kaby Lake" processors, Intel is coordinating bundles of motherboards across brands with its Optane cache SSDs. Analysts predict that this could be an inventory-clearing exercise by Intel, because it plans to launch its next-generation Core "Coffee Lake" processors by late-August, 2017. "Coffee Lake" will see the introduction of six-core processor SKUs to Intel's mainstream-desktop platform, which is currently led by the quad-core i7-7700K "Kaby Lake."
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#2
https://www.neowin.net/news/intel-8th-ge...er-7th-gen
Quote:At the time of that announcement, Intel said that Coffee Lake chips would offer at least 15% better performance than their predecessors. But today, alongside its unveiling of new high-performance X-Series processors for premium desktops - which include a new Core i9 Extreme Edition with 18 cores - Intel revealed that its 8th-gen chips are performing even better than expected.

The company said that in its latest testing of Coffee Lake, it's "seeing a performance improvement of more than 30 percent" compared with the current generation, based on a SYSmark benchmark. It did add the caveat that "performance estimates are Pre-Silicon and are subject to change", and that such projections have +/- 7% margin of error" - but given that its earlier predictions were based on the same benchmark, it's clear that Coffee Lake performance will still be considerably higher than Intel's initial estimates from February.

Intel didn't disclose any further details about its 8th-generation processors today, adding only that it will have "more to say in the future". Like Kaby Lake, the new chips will be built on a 14nm architecture, and remain on track for launch later this year.
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#3
http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory...17.html#s4
Quote:During its keynote, Intel made a brief mention that its 8th generation processors offer up to 30% more performance than its 7th generation products. Of course, many took that to mean IPC-boosting architectural enhancements, but we don’t really know for sure, because Intel unfortunately didn’t provide any context during the keynote.

The press release was equally unclear, but we examined the footnotes and found that the hyperthreaded processors have twice the number of physical cores than the previous generation and a 500MHz increase to the TurboBoost clock. Doubling the number of cores within the same 15W TDP envelope is an impressive achievement, but it kind of takes the shine off of a mere 30% performance increase.

The catch? Intel didn’t run the tests on the final product it brought out on stage. Instead, the company used pre-silicon estimates that have a +/- 7% margin of error, so the final product may fall short of projections.

To Intel's credit, it could have emulated a heavily-threaded and unrealistic synthetic benchmark (Cinebench comes to mind) to expose a 50% performance delta, but instead chose to emulate real applications with the SYSmark application.

In either case, the next generation looks promising, but the newly-competitive CPU market might find us more closely reading through ambiguous announcements like these in the future as Intel and AMD jockey for the marketing edge.
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#4
https://www.techpowerup.com/234097/intel...-september
Quote:Intel plans to launch this platform by August-September (before Q4 sets in), and it has one big difference - a new six-core part, based on the 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" silicon. Built on a refined 14 nm process, the 6-core "Coffee Lake" chip could feature its TDP rating around the 95W mark for the "K" (multiplier unlocked) part. Quad-core parts could also be carved out of this silicon, with their TDP rated at 65W for the non-K (multiplier-locked) parts. AMD Ryzen 7 1700 eight-core chip with unlocked multipler is rated at 65W. Intel will follow up on its first-wave of "Coffee Lake" chips with additional quad-core and dual-core parts in Q1-2018, besides other 300-series chipsets (likely the H370 and B350).
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#5
https://www.techpowerup.com/234471/intel...nd-usb-3-1
Quote:What sets the 300-series chipset - at least the Z370 - apart from its predecessors, is that it integrates WLAN and USB 3.1 gen 2.0 controllers, which could hit the bottom-lines of third-party controller suppliers such as Realtek, Broadcom, and ASMedia, particularly hard.
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As a clear indication that these features won't be restricted to the premium desktop Z370 platform, it is being reported that integrated WLAN and USB 3.1 could also feature on the company's entry-level "Gemini Lake" SoC, which succeeds "Apollo Lake." This move is part of Intel's drive to miniaturize the PCB footprint of the platform, so it could feature in low-power convertibles that compete with ones based on ARM SoCs, and is particularly important in the wake of Qualcomm courting Microsoft for a convertible that runs Win32 apps over emulated x86, a move that has irked Intel.
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#6
https://www.techpowerup.com/234563/intel...are-sandra
Quote:The part in question is a six-core processor, which appears identified as a Genuine Intel CPU 0000 (so, an engineering sample.) SiSoft Sandra identifies the processor as a Kaby Lake-S part, which is probably because Coffee Lake processors aren't yet supported. The details show us a 3.1 GHz base, and a 4.2 GHz boost clock, with a 256 Kb L2 cache per core and a total of 12 MB L3 (so, 2 MB per core, which is in-line with current Kaby Lake offerings.) The 6-core "Coffee Lake" silicon will be built on a highly-refined 14 nm node by Intel, with a die-size of 149 mm². Quad-core parts won't be carved out of this silicon by disabling two cores, but rather be built on a smaller 126 mm² die.
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#7
http://wccftech.com/intel-coffee-lake-6-...mark-leak/
Quote:The leak comes straight from MSI where someone decided to keep their internet connection enabled during the benchmark run. The Coffee Lake 6 Core processor scored 4619 points in single-core and 20828 points in multi-core performance tests.

When compared to an AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, we note that this chip scores 4574 points in single core and 20769 points in multi-core tests which isn’t a huge difference but it should be noted that the Intel chip isn’t running at it’s retail speeds which will be higher and is still faster by a decent margin.
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#8
http://laptopmedia.com/news/intel-core-i...-it-early/
Quote:Acer Swift 3 will be one of the first models to sport the upcoming Core i5-8250U from the Coffee Lake generation by Intel. Despite being ultra thin (17.95 mm / 0.7″) and light (1.7 kg / 3.8 lbs), the 14-inch laptop is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete GPU (2GB GDDR5) and 8GBs of RAM. Another big advantage will be the PCIe NVMe storage (still unconfirmed) and the Full HD IPS screen.

However, the jewel in the crown is definitely the new Core i5-8250U which has four cores with 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost frequency and 6MBs of LL cache. It should provide decent performance even for casual photo / video editing and although the Swift 3 has DDR3 RAM, 8250U supports DDR4 at 2133 MHz.
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#9
https://www.techpowerup.com/235254/intel...-i5-lineup
Quote:The more interesting part of the report, though, is that Intel may be looking to basically dominate its entire i5 line-up with 6-core offerings, from the i5-8600K, towards the (usually lowly) 8400 processor. The main differentiating factor between the i5 and the i7 lineup of 6-core processors would be support for HyperThreading. The i5-8600K processor is said to be clocked at 3.6 GHz with the same TDP as the i7-8700K (95 W), while the i5-8400 would bring about a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 65 W TDP. This lends itself to a natural reasoning regarding the rest of Intel's lineup. Assuming the report is true, Intel's differentiation could go one of two ways: a further extension of its i5 lineup to lower digits (8300, 8200, and so forth) for its 4-core, 8-thread CPUs and pure quad-core processors for the i3 lineup; or, heaven forbid, quad-core, 8-thread processors being available on the top of Intel's i3 product stack. Personally, this editor doesn't see that happening. At least not yet.
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#10
Rumored lineup of 6-core Coffee Lake CPUs: https://www.eteknix.com/intel-coffee-lak...up-leaked/
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#11
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-c...35070.html
Quote:For now, all we know is that Intel’s Coffee Lake family of desktop processors are expected to launch sometime in the second half of 2017, and that it's built on a third-gen 14nm (14nm++) process. Given that Intel has, until this year, held its annual developer conference in the August timeframe (the company is now focused on smaller, more targeted events), the timing of the leaks (and possible release) also isn’t a big surprise. Sources have been telling us for weeks that Coffee Lake is coming before the summer ends.
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#12
Rumored 6C/6T Coffee Lake Core i5s: https://www.techpowerup.com/235698/intel...wo-core-i5
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#13
SickBeast has already posted about this on BTR, Coffee Lake will not work with 200 series motherboards: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-c...35147.html
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#14
Coffee Lake will have 24 PCIe lanes: https://www.techpowerup.com/235883/intel...he-chipset
First quad core i3: https://www.techpowerup.com/235885/intel...ad-core-i3
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#15
More quad core i3s: https://www.techpowerup.com/235939/intel...e-detailed
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#16
Coffee Lake unveiling on August 21: https://www.techpowerup.com/235943/intel...-august-21
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#17
More info on quad core i3s: https://www.techpowerup.com/235957/more-...aked-again
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#18
And a leak straight from an Intel event: https://www.techpowerup.com/236222/intel...utor-event
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#19
Rough idea of Coffee Lake pricing: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-c...35266.html
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#20
This platform looks like the most useful Intel upgrade in years. Probably since Sandy Bridge. These things are going to fly off the shelves. I've been thinking about Ryzen but I'm interested in Optane.
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#21
Low-power Coffee Lake CPUs revealed: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-8...35267.html
Coffee Lake box art: https://www.techpowerup.com/236313/intel...s-pictured
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#22
Intel says the box art isn't correct: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-c...35284.html
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#23
Coffee Lake SiSoft SANDRA benchmarks: https://hothardware.com/news/intel-core-...-benchmark
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#24
Coffee Lake release date revealed: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/intel-6...r-5th.html
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#25
Z390 chipset possibly revealed in leak: https://www.techpowerup.com/236864/intel...018-launch
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#26
Quad core i3s coming in first wave of Coffee Lake: https://www.techpowerup.com/236924/8th-g...-lake-wave
Geekbench results for i7-8700K: https://www.techpowerup.com/236932/retai...h-database
Coffee Lake prices are not increasing much over their predecessors: https://www.techpowerup.com/236934/intel...s-marginal
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#27
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/25...-october-5
Quote:The fastest Ryzen 5 1600X is 5038 / 24751; the fastest result logged in Windows is 4862 / 22850. Geekbench’s results, however, should be taken with a grain of salt. I don’t normally use the test because I’ve never been enamored with it on desktops (and its mobile versions have also come in for their fair share of criticism). Geekbench scores also float a great deal, making it difficult to use the database to find a representative score for comparison. Collectively, these figures suggest that Coffee Lake will be a straightforward upgrade for Intel and its Core i7 family. Two more cores, slightly lower base clocks, and somewhat lower full-core turbo modes make for a potent multi-threaded boost, but limited single-threaded gains.

We’ll have to wait and see how competitive positioning shakes out, but AMD seems likely to keep its strong multi-threaded positioning. Intel’s single-threaded performance has been better than AMD’s from day one; the Core i7-7700K is still the fastest single-threaded CPU you can buy today. That hasn’t kept AMD from significantly improving its overall revenue so far this year, and a comparatively small boost to 12 threads at the top of Intel’s stack won’t change the Ryzen 5 1600X’s strong position around the $250 price point. If Intel wants to dethrone that core, it’ll need to cut the price on the i7-8700K by about $100, and that’s unlikely to happen.
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#28
https://www.techpowerup.com/237115/intel...rm-in-2018
Quote:A Eurocom representative, posting on NotebookReview forums, hinted at the possibility that the upcoming Intel Z390 Express chipset, which hits motherboards in 2018, could exclusively support 8-core/16-thread processors, which come out in the second half of 2018. The representative revealed this in context of the company skipping the Z370 Express chipset, as it lacks support for those upcoming 8-core/16-thread chips. In addition to support for new processors and possibly next-generation "Ice Lake" processors, the Z390 chipset adds several new features over the Z370, including a better onboard audio solution, integrated WLAN, and SDIO controller.
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