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Benchmarks show over 20 percent performance boost for mobile Coffee Lake processor

Six months on from the reveal of Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh, it seems that mobile variants of 8th generation Coffee Lake processors are coming to laptops. Multiple benchmarking scores have appeared on Geekbench, showing the flagship Intel Core i7-8750H to be a similar powerhouse to its desktop counterpart.

Spotted in a leak last November, the Intel Core i7-8750H boasts six cores and twelve threads at a base frequency of 2.20 GHz and a boost clock of 4.09 GHz. It also has a TDP of 45 W and 9 MB of L3 Cache.

Tested on a pair of Quanta systems, Geekbench (via Twitter user momomo_us) shows that single-thread performance for the mobile processor hit as high as 4,700 and 5,008. Multi-threaded scores were similarly impressive, hitting as high as 17,504 and 20,715.

Benchmarking on a HP Pavilion Laptop 15-xx0xx tested in between the two Quanta scores. Single-core performance sat at 4,980 and multi-core performance went as high as 19,402.

This is a significant jump from the previous generation, as the Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ tracked a single-core score of 4,109 and a multi-core performance of 12,898. The i7-8550U managed to climb slightly higher with a score of 4,211 and 12,977 respectively.

While this has yet to be tested in a real-world environment, the Geekbench scores show a 20 percent increase for single-core performance and close to a staggering 50 percent boost in multi-threaded performance.

KitGuru Says: Hopefully these improvements translate well to real-world performance, but so far it’s looking like a worthy upgrade. Are you looking to upgrade your portable system or are you sticking to a desktop for the time being?

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