Intel portfolio of CPUs is quite diverse and now Intel i9 8950HK Mobile has popped up at Geekbench detailing the specs and average promenade for this mobile chip which features 6 cores, 12 threads.
As for the complete specs, the mobile Intel i9-8950HK features a boost clock of 2.89 GHz approx. 12 MB of L3 cache. In terms of performance, the benchmarks reveal an average score of 5607 in single-core performance and an average score of 20007 in multi-core performance.
However, these scores are not set in stone and can vary depending on the silicon numbers as there is a 5% delta in these benchmark scores.
In related news, Intel has revealed that it has redesigned its upcoming Cascade Lake and Coffee Lake chips to counter Spectre and Meltdown security exploits.
According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, with the redesign, the chips will be protected against the Spectre variant 2 and Meltdown variant 3 exploit but for Spectre Variant 1, software patches are still required.
While Variant 1 will continue to be addressed via software mitigations, we are making changes to our hardware design to further address the other two. We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning that will protect against both Variants 2 and 3. Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors.
Speaking of the security exploits, Microsoft is offering up to $250,000 bounty to those who report any new bugs or exploits related to Spectre.
Also, MSI And ASRock B360, H370 and H310 motherboards for Intel Coffee-lake have leaked online. The leaked motherboards from ASRock include B360 Pro4, B360M-HDV, B360M-ITX/ac and more while leaked motherboards from MSI include B360 GAMING ARCTIC, B360M MORTAR TITANIUM, B360-A PRO, B360M MORTAR and more.
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