Intel will officially unveil its 8th generation “Coffee Lake” CPUs on August 21st and it appears that the first 3DMark score has surfaced. According to the physics test – which is a CPU-only test – Intel’s i7 8700K is faster than its predecessor, the Intel Core i7 7700K, as well as both of AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 CPUs.
At stock clocks, the Intel Core i7 8700K was also able to keep up with some highly overclocked AMD Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X CPUs. As such, we expect Intel’s latest CPU to be able to beat all of AMD’s CPUs once it’s been overclocked too.
The Intel Core i7 8700K CPU is reported to feature 6 cores and will support 12 threads thanks to Hyper Threading. On the other hand, the Intel i7 7700K features 4 cores, the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X sports 6 cores, and both the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X come with 8 cores.
Our guess is that regarding single-thread performance, the new Intel Core i7 8700K will be similar – or a bit faster – to the i7 7700K. As such, this will make Intel’s CPU faster in both multi-threaded and single-threaded gaming scenarios. But then again, this is just an assumption at this point and nothing more.
We expect more benchmarks to surface during these coming days, so stay tuned for more!