Intel has hosted a training for retailers in China for its new upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs and according to some leaked slides, the high-end model – Intel Core i7 8700K – is 11% faster in single-thread and 51% faster in multi-thread operations than its predecessor, the Intel Core i7 7700K processor. These slides also confirmed the rumours that arose a few weeks ago, suggesting that the new Coffee Lake processors will feature more cores than their predecessors.
As such, the i7 8700K and i7 8700 will feature six cores (and will support twelve threads), the i5 8600K and i5 8400 will come with six cores (and will not support Hyper Threading, meaning that they will handle six threads), and the i3 8350K and i3 8100 models will feature four cores and will support four threads.
Going into a bit more details, Intel claims that the i7 8700 is 18% faster in single-thread and 58% faster in multi- thread operations than the i7 7700 model. On the other hand, the i5 8600K and i5 8400 are 19% and 29% faster in single-thread and 55% and 61% faster in multi-thread operations than the i5 7600K and i5 8400 processors, respectively.
Last but not least, the i3 8350K and i3 8100 CPUs are 17% and 16% faster in single-thread and 65% and 61% faster in multi-thread operations than their predecessors.
Intel will officially reveal its 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs on August 21st, so stay tuned for more!