Reports have apparently surfaced regarding the existence of a new, unreleased six-core mobile CPU from Intel. Dubbed the Core i7-8720HQ, this processor was first spotted by user “By1213131” on Baidu forums. If this were to be true, then we’re probably looking at the next Intel flagship CPU for the mobile market.
When it comes to specifications, the Intel Core i7-8720HQ CPU is based off of the company’s Socket 1440, which is the same socket used with Intel’s 7th generation mobile processors. Most of our dear readers may have already known of the fact that Intel’s recently released 8th generation processors for notebooks are not based on the Coffee Lake architecture – the Core i7-8720HQ, however, is.
The Core i7-8720HQ also features, as mentioned earlier, 6 CPU cores and 12 threads, along with 9MB of L3 cache. Besides that, this CPU also comes with frequency speeds of 2.4GHz (base) and 3.6GHz (Turbo Boost) with HyperThreading enabled. Folks at TechPowerUp have mentioned that the Core i7-8720HQ seem to come with about the same level of performance as the desktop-grade Core i5-8600K CPU.
It should be noted that being a flagship processor means that the Intel Core i7-8720HQ may most probably only be found in high-end gaming laptops. No official release date was given, but sources expect this processor to be made available sometime in the first quarter of 2018.