Early benchmark results for Intel’s 8th Generation Core i7 8700K and i5 8400 processors have been leaked, showcasing some compelling performance boosts to Multi-Threaded tasks as well as minor boosts in single-threaded performance.
These benchmarks were performed on AsRock Z370 Pro 4 motherboard and most of the increase in performance here is due to the CPU’s more core count while there were no improvements in the existing architectural. Coffee Lake is like a improved Kaby Lake with more Cores/Threads.
If we compare these results to Intel’s current i7 7700K we can also see minor improvement in Single-Threaded performance due to increases in Single-Threaded processor’s boost clock speeds and not IPC performance favor.
Intel’s Core i5 8400 has been also showcased with great levels of performance, comes with 6 Cores/Threads with a clock speed of 3.8GHz. This CPU will hit a tough competition for AMD’s Ryzen 5 series of desktop processors.
Intel is offering a tough competition to AMD with increased core counts and high clock speeds to compete with AMD’s Ryzen offerings with these kind of performance results. Pricing of these new Intel products is yet to come at the moment.