The day before, we reported on Intel's plans to launch a new six-core Core i5-8500 processor, which will become part of the Coffee Lake-S family (LGA1151) in the foreseeable future. It is likely that it will go on sale at the same price as the popular Core i5-8400, and if it will be more expensive, then not much. A Thai blogger with the pseudonym Tum Apisak, who became famous for his YouTube video with the prototypes of the CPU Kaby Lake-G, declassified seven new Intel processors, and the company was very heterogeneous.
One of the CPUs (or rather – SoC) was temporarily anonymous sample of the 10-nm processor Cannon Lake, which belongs to the eighth generation of Intel Core. Previously, the chip contains two x86-cores, runs at a frequency of 2.2 to 2.6 GHz, and supports multi-threaded data processing (Hyper-Threading Technology). The level of TDP novelty is about 5-15 W – depending on the belonging to one of the processor families (Cannon Lake-Y, Cannon Lake-U). Note that SoC and CPU Cannon Lake will support the AVX-512 instruction set, as well as the much more powerful and “gluttony” 14-nm Skylake-X and Skylake-SP crystals. In addition, Cannon Lake is associated with the graphics cores of the Intel UHD 10th generation, while the HD 630 and UHD 630 belong to the “9.5” generation.
The duo Core i3-8121U and Core i3-8130U expand the Kaby family Lake Refresh-U (Kaby Lake-R) “down”: these SoCs no longer have four physical cores as their predecessors, but only two – not quite thick at the present time, but for inexpensive low-noise “workhorses” from among laptops and “2-in-1” – just what you need. A unit in the 8121U index can mean that SoC belongs to business-class processors that are distributed by a particular model, or, for example, the use of a Pentium / Pentium Gold-based graphics core.
Both chips are clocked at 2.2 GHz (the prototypes of the frequency are often lower than those of the serial ones) and are equipped with Hyper-Threading technology. Dynamic overclocking Turbo Boost if it is supported, its value is not yet known. Presumably, the level of TDP Core i3-8121U and Core i3-8130U is 15W with the possibility of a drop to 7.5W. The latter is necessary in case the SoCs are considered to be the basis of the 2-in-1 fanless systems and the tablets. Based on the cost of the similar SoC Core i3-7130U in the Intel price list, which is equal to $ 281, we can assume that both Core i3-8121U and Core i3-8130U will be sold at $ 300. By the way, about the same amount of Intel estimates the quad-core Core i5 with the suffix U.
Of great interest is the 6-core / 12-thread processor Core i7-8850H, which, apparently, belongs to the family Coffee Lake-H. In combination with a high-performance graphics adapter, it will become the basis for high-end gaming notebooks. Despite the low clock speeds from 2.6 to 4.2 GHz (with Turbo Boost) from the prototype, the Core i7-8850H will outperform the desktop Core i7 / Kaby Lake-S in applications capable of loading 12 data streams. The TDP level of one of the first six-core mobile processors will be approximately 45 watts. The graphical subsystem of the “8850” is relatively modest – Intel UHD 630.
Three processors out of six that Tum Apisak told about will be available in retail stores – they are suitable for LGA1151 based on Intel 300 Series chipsets (after UEFI upgrade to the latest version). The new CPU Core i5-8600T with a thermal package of about 35 W is suitable for small computers (including mini-PCs) based on the Mini-STX and Mini-ITX motherboards. With six cores it's not easy to get 30-40 W, so the frequency of this model if it will be higher than 2.3 GHz, then not much.
Core i5-8600T supports dynamic overclocking, but not multithreaded data processing (similar to Core i5-8400). The volume of the shared L3 cache is 9 MB, the model of the graphics adapter is UHD 630. Like the cousins with 65-W TDP, the i5-8600T is equipped with a dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory controller (maximum 64 GB RAM).
Around the same time as the Core i5-8600T, there will be a 65-watt CPU Core i7-8670, whose next of kin is a 6- a 12-core Core i7-8700 (3.2 / 4.6 GHz, recommended price of $ 303). The reason why Intel decided to release one more model in addition to the i7-8700K and i7-8700K is rather prosaic: the company's warehouses have accumulated a sufficient number of “six-core”, not corresponding to the level of the above named Core i7. The nominal frequency of the Core i7-8670 is 3.1 GHz (the boost-frequency value is not known), the volume of the cache memory of the third level is 12 Mbytes, the graphics subsystem is represented by the UHD 630 core.
The seventh CPU, the release of which is still ahead, name Core i3-8300. According to the record in the SiSoftware Sandra online database, it operates at 3.7 GHz, operates with four cores and 8 MB shared third-level cache memory (the Core i3-8100 only has 6 MB L3 cache). Like the overclocking CPU Core i3-8350K, the “8300” does not support either Turbo Boost or Hyper-Threading, and its heat dissipation is below 65 watts. In the Intel price list, the Core i3-8300 model is likely to be priced at $ 138.
Information on the timing of the release of the new Core 8-core processors will be received later.
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