Intel Coffee Lake 6 Core Mainstream CPU Performance Leaked – Compared to 6 Core AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, Rocks Great Single and Multi Core Performance

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Jun 25, 2017

Performance results of Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake Core i7 processors featuring 6 cores have leaked out. The latest performance benchmarks were posted over at the Geekbench database that contains entries of multiple processors from Intel, AMD and even mobile based devices.

Intel Coffee Lake 6 Core Mainstream CPU Performance Leaked – Rocking Great Single and Multi Core Performance

The Intel Coffee Lake processor is part of the Core i7 family and will feature up to 6 cores. The database lists the processor as a six core model with twelve threads, 1.5 MB of L2 cache and 12 MB of L3 cache. The chip is listed with a clock frequency of 3.19 GHz and while we know that this is from an engineering sample, there’s no way of telling if the processor had boost speeds enabled or not.

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Earlier this week, we spotted a similar Coffee Lake-S six core processor clocked at 3.5 GHz base / 4.2 GHz boost clocks. The processor features the Kaby Lake codename but that is due to two reasons. First of all, Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake chips will be very similar in terms of architecture since Coffee Lake is built on an optimized 14nm node but retains most of the architecture from Kaby Lake.

Also, the chip is featured on the LGA 1151 socket which means that we are probably looking at a current build of 200-series motherboards which is currently enabled to support Intel Coffee Lake chips. Intel is expected to cut off Coffee Lake support on 200-series and only allow compatibility on 300-series motherboards which arrive in the coming months. The motherboard featured 64 GB of DDR4 memory and there’s not much more to talk about so let’s head over to the benchmarks.

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Intel Coffee Lake 6 Core Mainstream CPU Compared To AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core Mainstream CPU

The Coffee Lake 6 Core processor scored 4619 points in single-core and 20828 points in multi-core performance tests.

When compared to an AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, we note that this chip scores 4574 points in single core and 20769 points in multi-core tests which isn’t a huge difference but it should be noted that the Intel chip isn’t running at it’s retail speeds which will be higher and is still faster by a decent margin.

Now we should also compare the Intel chip with the fastest listing of the Ryzen 5 1600X on Geek Bench 4. The fastest score for the Ryzen 5 1600X is with a 4.10 GHz overclock where the chip tops 5038 points in single and 24751 points in multi-core performance tests. This is just about the max OC that Ryzen 5 1600X can sustain whereas Intel chips can be pushed beyond 4.5 GHz frequencies on the mainstream platform.

So overall, things are looking well for Intel with their upcoming mainstream Coffee Lake chips that will push core count up on the consumer front. The Intel Core-X HEDT lineup is getting more than 6 cores with up to 18 core chips arriving in October.