- May 18, 2017
The previous leak already showed the part @ 4.2GHz turbo, so... (see below)Very crude math here:
I'll assume there are no hidden secrets and thus CFL is basically SL and KL on a more refined 14 nm process. I'll also assume that Intel is correct that the 14++ process has 23% more efficient transistors than the 14+ process. Finally, I'll also assume the rumors that CFL is 6C/12T with a 95W TDP (a slight increase over SL and KL) are correct. Based off of that information alone, and using the standard approximate power formula for a CPU core (P = f*C*V^2) you end up with this:
Unless Intel has an ace up their sleeve, then 6 core CFL all-core turbo will be just shy of the SL all-core turbo. I honestly think it'll be slightly less than 4.0 GHz (say 3.9 GHz) turbo unless Intel has something else that is not yet known.
- A 6 core CFL with hyperthreading at 95 W could reach 3.98 GHz all core turbo at stock. Round that up to 4.0 GHz.
Indeed, there are still many uncertainties that would affect the final frequencies.Is the die bigger? Would that give us better cooling, or worse? Or is it a wash with more cores and a bigger die such that we can just leave it out of our guesses?
Intel could also solder the IHS?
[Bold] That cruel joke would make my day!