The first Intel Coffee Lake-S appears on SiSoft Sandra, Intel’s first hexa-core processor

The first engineering samples of the Intel Coffee Lake-S processors seem to be already in motion, since the first result of one of them has already appeared in the popular SiSoft Sandra software. For those of you who do not know the Intel roadmap for the future, Coffee Lake-S is a refresh version of Kaby Lake that allows processors of up to six cores, and that will work under the optimized node of Intel to 14nm.

The first Intel Coffee Lake-S appears on SiSoft Sandra, Intel

Coffee Lake-S Benchmark Results

The processor in itself does not bring many novelties except that the rumors speak that it works under the new chipset Series 300 that Intel is preparing. Also, it is still not known if they will be compatible with the previous series of processors or not. The new processor under test is Intel i7 8800K (or perhaps X). That has a base clocking frequency of 3.5Ghz, and with boost, it reaches up to 4.2 GHz. Here, each core will have 256KB of L2 cache, and there will be two versions of the processor. One with 9MB L3 cache and another with 12MB of L3 cache, which is the one shown in the test. As for memory, there is the dual-channel memory which can support beyond DDR4-2400.

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Another advantage of this hexacore is that it will be the only hexacore processor on the market with integrated graphics. With this processor, GPUs will support HDMI 2.0, Display Port 1.2 and HDCP 2.2, so they will be able to offer 4K at 60Hz.

Support for USB Type-C Ports

The new Cannonlake chipset (Series 300) has two Alpine controllers which offer up to four USB 3.1 Type-C ports. That port will obviously be going to be more common in future. At the moment, the number of available PCIe ports is still unknown. But if we know that the new platform will offer two M.2 slots and one PCIe slot x4. It is striking how PCIe x4 slots have been quite standard in the new X299 boards and presumably will also be in the new Series 300.

Coffee Lake-X Version

Finally, I would like to inform you that this processor will also have its Coffee Lake-X version intended for the enthusiast X299 platform. In which the iGPU will most likely remove.

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