An interesting leak has recently surfaced regarding an alleged Cinebench R15 benchmark score of the soon to be released Intel Core i7-8700K processor. The leak was first reported by Canadian tech journalist, Karl Morin, who apparently managed to benchmark a HP Omen desktop containing the unreleased Core i7-8700K CPU.
In the Cinebench R15 benchmark, it can be seen that the Intel Core i7-8700K processor managed to obtain a single core score of 196. Besides that, in another benchmark, the Core i7-8700K racked up a score of 1,230, which is about 52 lower compared to the older Core i7-5820K CPU – but the former processor does come with a higher core clock speed.
Karl Morin had also showcased the Intel Core i7-8700K running on CPU-Z. A screenshot of the software running the CPU confirms that the Core i7-8700K will feature 6 CPU cores and 12 threads along with core speed of 3.7GHz. Besides that, the processor will feature 12MB of L3 cache as well.
Those aside, there’s still no confirmation from Intel regarding the official launch date for the Core i7-8700K. We do, however, expect the processor to be made official on 5 October 2017, along with Z370 motherboards. When it comes to pricing, sources are predicting that the CPU may come with a price tag of around US$380 (about RM1,598).