Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPUs have started to appear on the SiSoftware Database

Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPUs have started to appear on the SiSoftware Database

Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPUs have started to appear on the SiSoftware Database

Today, the CPU market is in upheaval, with AMD’s return to mainstream competitiveness ushering in an era where AMD’s latest flagship 8-core processor is available for under £300 and Intel competing i7 8700K is available at a similar price. 

The release of Ryzen has started what could be called a “Core War” within the CPU market, with both Intel and AMD offering more cores and threads than ever before in their consumer lineups.  Right now, AMD is offering up to 8-cores and 16-cores on AMD/TR4 platforms respectively while Intel offers up to 6-core and 18-core processors on their Z370/X299 platforms. 

To counter AMD’s Ryzen series processors, Intel is rumoured to be working on an 8-core Coffee Lake processor, hoping to surpass AMD’s new Ryzen 7 2700X with the same core/thread counts and higher clock speeds. Now, these CPUs are starting to appear on benchmarking websites like SiSoftware database, where an 8-core, 16-thread processor has been tested on a “Kabylake Client Platform,” what seems to be a testing platform for Intel processors.  

Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPUs have started to appear on the SiSoftware Database

The processor here is listed with a CPU clock speed of 2.6GHz, suggesting that the unknown processor is an Intel test sample. Clock speeds are expected to increase as Intel prepares their upcoming 8-core CPU for their official launch. The cache sizes on the SiSoftware Database also match what we should expect from an 8-core Coffee Lake series processor, with 2MB of L3 Cache per processor core.  Intel’s use of a “Kabylake Client Platform” also suggests that the company will continue to use an LGA 1151 CPU socket. 

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