We’ve been spotting signs of an upcoming 8 core 16 thread Intel processor for a little while now. With specs being seen on 3D Mark and even Intel’s technical documentation, we now see stats from a benchmark up on the SiSoft Sandra database.
The benchmark revealed that the test was done on a current Kaby Lake version motherboard, and though to get the true power of such a processor you would need a Z390 chipset, this processor will be compatible with all current chipsets. Looking at the results, you can see that this test was done on an unamed processor of the Coffee Lake variety, and though it had the 8 cores and 16 threads along with 16 Mb of L3 cache, it was running at a measly 2.6 GHz. Now, that’s nothing to get really upset about, at least not yet. This is a processor that’s still in development, so we could probably assume that the clock speed is going to get a boost before it eventually launches into the hands of the public. No words as to what the TDP is for this chip, though it’s believed to be around 90W since that’s what Intel’s been sticking around recently.
Recently, the Z390 chipset was leaked online and we got a chance to see what is coming with the new chipset, since it’s the one that is made for processors like this. Not much has changed from the Z370 chipset, other than some USB 3.1 gen 2 ports and integrated Wifi, but it’s sure to bring out the best in this new processor. The i7 8800K? We’ll just have to wait and find out.