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More Leaked Intel Coffee Lake Benchmarks Appear

The rumor mill is abuzz with uncorroborated reports of Intel Coffee Lake processor sightings. After all the leaks we’ve seen so far this year (we heard them in advance of Intel’s Kaby Lake, AMD’s Vega, AMD’s Ryzen, and Nvidia’s Volta to name a few), this comes as no surprise.

In our quest to get beyond CPU Z screenshots and random charts on the internet, which we’re all aware can easily be faked, we did spot something very interesting. According to this SiSoftware Official Live Ranker submission, it appears that someone has benchmarked an unknown CPU that bears all the characteristics of an Intel Coffee Lake hexacore CPU.

First of all, the processor is listed as a “Genuine Intel CPU 0000 @ 3.10GHz (6C 12T 3.1GHz/4.2GHz, 2.7GHz IMC/3.9GHz, 6x 256kB L2, 12MB L3).” That in itself isn’t proof of a Coffee Lake processor. The “CPU 0000” could simply be an error with the benchmark’s ability to identify the CPU. So, although this benchmark result identifies a 6C/12T processor with 6x 256k L2 cache, and 12MB L3, there is still no concrete proof of a Coffee Lake CPU.

But we dug further into the benchmark results and noticed, under the Computer/Device listing, that the video adapter was listed as “Intel Coffee Lake UHD Graphics” and the general processor was listed as “Intel Cofee Lake Mobile Graphics.” Again, this isn’t positive proof of a Coffee Lake processor but it would be pretty difficult to fake the hardware ID for a processor’s embedded graphics.

All of the above leads us to believe that the SiSoftware benchmark results we are looking at could in fact be genuine. The benchmarks’ originator and the benchmark conditions are still a mystery.

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.

  • SteelCity1981
    it's going to be interesting how amd responds with ryzen 2.
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  • TJ Hooker
    Maybe I'm just dumb, but I find SiSoftware's benchmark database impossible to navigate. Can anyone tell me how the leaked results from the article compare to the current high-end, mainstream offerings from Intel and AMD? I.e. 6 & 8 core Ryzen, i7-7700(K).
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  • InvalidError
    19978256 said:
    it's going to be interesting how amd responds with ryzen 2.
    Before worrying about AMD's response, I'd have to see Intel's pricing. I wouldn't be surprised if the 6C6T i5-8600k or whatever it ends up being called ended up costing ~$300, putting it out of reach for most people looking for a ~$200 CPU like the R5-1600.
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  • ffleader1
    19978120 said:
    RIP Ryzen.

    This CPU is going to compete with the 7800X, and that thing costs around $400.
    So if Intel prices this too low, they will cannibalize their product.
    $350 is a reasonable price, $300 is low but possible, and they both still way way worse price/performance than even the R7 1700.
    Also...Nice try replying with a clone account made on July 24. Seriously, you can be an Intel fanboy and have dignity at the same time.,,but you aren't.
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  • kinggremlin
    19978256 said:
    it's going to be interesting how amd responds with ryzen 2.

    There will be a 14nm+ refresh for Zen released next year. Ryzen 2, utilizing a 7nm process, is not expected to see market until 2019. It will not be a response to coffee lake which is expected next month. By the time 2019 rolls around, Intel will have released coffee lake, cannonlake and likely icelake.
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  • Virtual_Singularity
    Nice article, but still to early to rely on for sure (a point that was more or less made in the article). For all we know the info provided may prove false for a variety of reasons. Really still comes down to having to wait & see.

    "RIP Ryzen. -6"

    Way to early to make such a statement.
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  • 10tacle
    I'm due for chipset upgrade on my three year old i5 Haswell. Ready to make the six or eight core leap now that I'm getting into video editing software and seeing some games responding to more cores (that's your crystal ball). I'm holding out for Coffee Lake but if they pull another minimalist improvement with horrid thermal performance, I may very well go back to AMD for the first time in over a decade.
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  • DOORWAY
    You can see my comment
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  • ern88
    Wonder if it will be compatible with the Z170 chipsets?
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  • blockhead78
    TBH... if they have improved IPC and competitive pricing, coffee lake could prove to be very tempting
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