First Benchmarks of Intel Core i7 8000 Series Processor Show Up, 15% faster
Although rumors have been hitting the web regarding Intel’s eighth generation of Core processors for a couple of weeks now and a couple of presentation slides have surfaced, an Intel Core i7 8000 processor has shown up in the GFXBench Database for the first time. Intel’s next generation of Core CPU’s won’t be based on a new architecture and is a break from the ‘tick-tock’ model they used to have.
In other words, the 8000 series won’t be based on Cannon Lake, but is simply a revised and updated Kaby Lake architecture. Nonetheless, Intel has made significant improvements in the 14 nm FinFET production process and according to the company, the mobile CPU’s should have an increase in performance of about 15% compared to the regular Kaby Lake chips. Efficiency has gone up 26% since 2015, or performance at the same power consumption levels.
According to the posted GFXBench report, the used Core i7 8650U processor operates at a standard clock speed of 1.90 GHz, although this will most certainly be improved with a boost speed. Intel has stated in the past that their new generation chips would be able to reach boost speeds up to 4.0 GHz. The benchmark lists that the CPU uses the Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics solution, although Intel could choose to update that chip when the eight generation Core processors release. An Intel HD Graphics 720 or HD 730 chip has been speculated for the final release.
The Kaby Lake Refresh series which uses an even more improved version of the 14nm production process should release somewhere in the second half of 2017, although it is speculated that it will most likely release at the end of the year. Intel is also scheduled to release their Skylake-X and Coffee Lake CPU’s as a response to AMD’s Ryzen CPU’s.