Just last week, we’ve heard rumors of Intel’s highly anticipated Coffee Lake, a respond to AMD’s popular RYZEN cores, is set for release on October 5th. Yesterday, benchmarks of the Core i7-8700K have been leaked by a French tech journalist/YouTuber, Karl Morin. Core i7-8700K comes equipped with six cores, 12 threads CPU. Here is a link to Morin’s video running benchmark of the core found in a HP Omen.
In the benchmark, Morin ran Cinebench R15 that gave i7-8700K a score of 1230 on multithread performance while running at 3.4GHz, 196 for single core performance. For the sake of comparison, the previous flagship from Intel, Core i7-7700k scored ~983 points on multithread while running at 4.5GHz, while single thread matches Coffee Lake at a score of ~195. AMD RYZEN 7 1800X which debuted in March this year, has a whopping score of ~1605 points in multithread performance.
Some speculate that early statistics of Cinebench R15 for the i7-8700K isn’t accurate and that we should wait for it’s official release to run benchmarks on the core. Some individuals even went as far as saying AMD RYZEN has put a lot of pressure on Intel to release Coffee Lake early to stay in competition as Kaby Lake’s cycle has not lasted a year yet. What do you guys think? Are you excited for the new core? Team Red or Team Blue?