It is speculated that Intel is preparing a new batch of Coffee Lake desktop processors in the next few months. And today an unpublished Core i7-8670 has appeared in the GFXBench database that would be confirming these rumors.
New Core i7-8670 ‘Coffee Lake’
Core i7-8670 Coffee Lake specs
The Core i7-8670 appears in GFXBench to surprise us today. Assuming the information is accurate, it is interesting that Intel is positioning this chip as part of the Core i7 family. As TechPowerUp points out, Intel has reserved the 87xx number scheme for its core Core i7 and 86xx desktop CPUs for its Core i5 alignment. But the i7-8670 would be changing this trend.
The unpublished Core i7-8670 is a 6-core, 12-core processor. Also, that comes with a base clock speed of 3.1GHz. There is no mention of the frequency when the Turbo is acting. We do not know the processor’s cache memory. But if it an i7, it will probably also have 12MB of L3 cache.
Of course, we have no mention of the price it will have. But knowing that this CPU will be a standard variant between the Core i7-8700K and an i5 8600, its price should be between 250 and 300 dollars.
Regarding performance, GFXBench focuses mainly on graphics. The Core i7-8670 uses Intel’s integrated UHD 630 graphics and scores similar to a Core i7-8700 with the same iGPU. With only a difference of 100MHz in the CPU clocks between the two, this new variant could end up being a popular option.