8-core 16-thread Coffee-Lake CPU spotted again

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There is no doubt that the 8-core Coffee Lake-S will happen – it is just a matter of time.

Intel has been working on an 8-core 16-thread Coffee-Lake CPU for a while now, since it has been popping up on the Internet for a while now. This time, it has surfaced in the SiSoft Sandra database.

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There is some debate on which chipset it will run, but from what we know now, it should run on the regular 300 chipset, however you will need a Z390 chipset for “enthusiast things”. The engineering sample in the database only seems to run a a very slow 2.6 GHz. But again, it is an engineering sample. If it becomes a real product, we’re pretty sure it will have a base clock¬†in the neighborhood or 4.5 – 5GHz.

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The processor is listed having¬†16 MB of L3 cache and 2 MB of L2 cache. TDP is not mentioned, but you can expect the Intel’s swetspot – 95W. That can more than double if you overclock it.

Sources: guru3d, sisoftware

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