A 6c/6T Coffee Lake CPU has been spotted

A 6c/6T Coffee Lake CPU has been spotted

A 6c/6T Coffee Lake CPU has been spotted

 
A 6-core, 6-thread Coffee Lake CPU has been spotted in the SiSoftware database, a processor that appears to be an early production sample for the first 6-core i5 series CPU. 
 
This is the first 6-core CPU from Intel to not feature hyperthreading, with this sample coming with a base clock speed of 3.5GHz and an unknown boost clock speed. At this time it is expected that this new series of CPUs will require Intel 300-series motherboards, with a rumoured release date in August 2017.  
 
This new CPU looks like Intel’s answer to AMD’s Ryzen 5 series of CPUs, though at this time it is unknown what clock speeds or price point these processors will release at. 
 

  
A 6c/6T Coffee Lake CPU has been spotted

 

When comparing to Intel’s current 6-core offerings we can see that this CPU offers considerably less cache, with this mystery CPU coming with 9MB of L3 cache and Intel’s Broadwell-E 6800K coming with 15MB of L3 cache. This new CPU is also listed as coming on a Kaby Lake-S platform, which suggests that this new CPU will use the same socket as Kaby lake, which is not an HEDT socket.

 

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