Alleged benchmarks of two of Intel’s upcoming 8th generation desktop-grade processors have been spotted. The CPUs in question are the Core i5-8400 and Core i7-8700K – both of which are slated for release in the coming months, according to Intel. The specific benchmarks that were spotted are that from SiSoft Sandra, which measures “raw” CPU performance.
Both unreleased processors were tested with five different benchmark tests; namely processor arithmetic, processor multi-media, processor cryptography, scientific analysis (single precision) and scientific analysis (double precision). As for the results, the Core i5-8400 CPU was found to have significantly higher performance – on the aforementioned benchmarks – compared to the older Core i5-7600K processor.
Likewise, the Core i7-8700K processor also managed to yield higher scores in all five benchmarks compared to the older Core i7-7700K CPU. On average, one can safely say that both of Intel’s upcoming processor boasts around 30% better performance compared to their predecessors. This, of course, goes in line with Intel’s claim of Coffee Lake having significant improvements over Kaby Lake.
All of that aside, it’s important to note that these results may not necessarily be reflected on the final release of the Core i5-8400 and Core i7-8700K processors. Both CPUs may have been tested without proper driver and software support. Despite this, consumers can at least use these benchmarks as an indicator of the level of performance that Intel will offer with its soon to be released desktop-grade CPUs.