Intel today announced crazily powerful Core i9 processors with 18 cores at Computex 2017. While this was the major highlight of Intel’s announcements today, in the press release Intel also talked about its 8th Gen Intel Core aka Coffee Lake processors.

Intel claims 30% performance improvement with Coffee Lake processors over Kaby Lake processors. Kaby Lake processors power recently announced Surface Laptop and Surface Pro (2017) devices.

This 30% performance gain claim is based on SYSmark 2014 v1.5 (Windows Desktop Application Performance) testing results. Intel compared 7th Gen i7-7500U processor with (PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.5GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133) to 8th Gen Core i7 with (PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4 GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2400). Both PCs were running Windows 10 Redstone 2 aka Creators update.

As one can expect Intel will share more details about its Coffee Lake processors in future. But this is good news considering next-gen Surface devices will be powered by mostly Coffee Lake processors.

Read our full Computex 2017 coverage here.

Source: Intel