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Hey guys I am doing a project for school about how the performance of CPU's has increased over the last couple of decades. I am also including information on the amount of transistor count from the 1st to 8th Gen of Intel CPU's but I am unable to find a lot of them. I have been looking online for quite some time but to no avail. Could someone please help me out to find this information?

 

 

 

 

Thanks in advance.

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A quick google suggests that information might not be public (yet):

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Intel isn't officially disclosing a die size or transistor count,

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-coffee-lake-i7-8700k-cpu,5252.html

 

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2 minutes ago, tikker said:

A quick google suggests that information might not be public (yet):

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-coffee-lake-i7-8700k-cpu,5252.html

 

Ok thank you very much, if that info isn't available would the most recently available information on processor transistor count be for the intel i7 6700K? Or is there any information on the 7700k as I haven't found anything yet?

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13 minutes ago, GeneralHermi86 said:

Ok thank you very much, if that info isn't available would the most recently available information on processor transistor count be for the intel i7 6700K? Or is there any information on the 7700k as I haven't found anything yet?

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_count a skylake i7 (so a 6700k) has 1.75B transistors. There's no source listed though.

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43 minutes ago, tikker said:

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_count a skylake i7 (so a 6700k) has 1.75B transistors. There's no source listed though.

That sounds pretty far off. We know that Intel's 14nm process is at least slightly better than the competition and for the sake of comparison the process used to produce AMD's RX 580 (14nm also) has resulted in approximately 24.6m transistors per mm2. So using the Tomshardware article above which references the i7 7700k (same as 6700k) as having a die size of 122mm2 we can conclude that 3 billion transistors should be a ballpark number and higher in fact since Intel's node should be capable of a more dense design. But yeah, only Intel will know the actual numbers.

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Sorry for bumping, as I just saw this post, however about a year ago I contacted an Intel representative, they told me that the i7-6700K has 1.75B transistors (confirming tikker's statement), and I believe the i7-5775C has 1.9B transistors but doesn't overclock as neatly. Considering the fact that there was absolutely no IPC increase from 6th gen all the way to 9th gen, I would assume the R0 and B0 dies have 1.75B transistors (I originally mentioned 6th-9th gen because the i3-8350K also runs off of the Kaby Lake B0 die, and the same case may apply to the i3-9350KF but I cannot confirm that), and I have no idea how many transistors the U0 or P0 dies (6 core Coffee Lake U0 die and 8 core Coffee Lake P0 die respectively) have, and the theory that the i7-8700K has 1.5x the transistors because it has 1.5x may not apply here (2x for the 8 core P0 dies).

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