Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks have been leaked online and the Cinebench R15 benchmarks are from a live stream so you will have to make do with the poor quality of the images. But it does give us an idea of what kind of performance boost you can expect as compared to the previous generation 7700K.
Karl Morin, Canadian tech journalist found an HP Omen desktop PC that was powered by an Intel Core i7-8700K. He hooked it up to a display and was able to run a couple of test on it. That is where these Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks have come from. We also have some Geekbench scores here.
We can see that the Intel Core i7-8700K has similar single core performance but higher multi-core performance due to the additional 2 cores. You can check out the Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks below:
According to rumors, the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs will release on October 5th. It is possible that the higher end models like the Intel Core i7-8700K will be released first and other variants will come out later on along the line. Having that said this is an important release for Intel as the company is increasing the number of cores in the mainstream CPU lineup.
Now users will be able to buy 6 core CPUs and be able to use a mainstream motherboard. The question here is why Intel is not offering compatibility with existing motherboards? I am sure there is a logical explanation behind this and we will get to the bottom of this. The move to increase cores may or may not be in order to compete with AMD Ryzen.
You can check out the video here.