The Intel Core i7-8700K is the upcoming flagship CPU in the upcoming Intel Coffee Lake architecture. Here we have some new Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks and overclocking details that will give you an idea regarding whether or not this will be a significant upgrade for you. Intel Core i7-8700K features 2 additional cores so it might be something worth looking into.
Sources reveal that the Intel Core i7-8700K can achieve an overlock of more than 5 GHz on all 6 cores and ft that is the case then it is very impressive indeed but keep in mind that you will need a high-end air cooler or a decent liquid cooler in order to keep the temperature in check while achieving such high overclocks on all cores.
While Intel Coffee Lake offers no improvement when it comes to architecture, Intel is planning on making up for the difference with higher clock speeds and additional cores and threads. The upcoming CPU will be compatible with the LGA 1151 socket and the Z370 chipset and most probably the Z390 chipset that will be coming out later next year.
The base clock is 3.7 GHz and the CPU can boost to 4.3 GHz on all cores, 4.4 GHz on four cores, 4.5 GHz on two cores or 4.7 GHz on a single core. These are impressive numbers and you can expect to see better performance as compared to current generation CPUs.
The Intel Core i7-8700K will feature a TDP of 95Watts and will feature support for DDR4-2666 MHz memory and up to 4400 MHz+ when overclocked. You can check out the Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks below:
Sources claim that the CPU can reach an overclock of 5.3 GHz but you will need proper cooling. Furthermore, word has it that the Core i3-8350K can also achieve an overclock of 5 GHz. While all this is impressive we still need to see the heat output and power draw. The CPUs will be launched next month so stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about these Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks.