The Intel Core i7-8700K is the new flagship that comes with 2 more cores as compared to the 7700K and with those cores, you should expect to get better performance as well. Intel claims that gamers will be able to get 25% more FPS and 45% better performance when mega-tasking. That seems to be accurate according to the leaked review.
The CPU is based on the LGA 1151 socket so there is little difference between the appearance of the Intel Core i7-8700K and the 7700K. Here we have the gaming benchmarks between the Intel Core i7-8700K, 7700K and the 7800X. All three CPUs are paired with the GTX 1080 Ti and are clocked at 4.5 GHz.
From the benchmark included below, you can see that the Intel Core i7-8700K has the upper hand in all the games that have been tested. While the difference might not be huge when comparing games like The Division, it still has the upper hand and we can see the additional performance that 2 more cores can provide as compared to 4 on the 7700K.
The Intel Core i7-8700K has been officially announced and the CPUs will be going on the shelves on the 5th of October so stay tuned for more information regarding the CPUs. Furthermore, the K series SKUs will be coming out first, followed by the rest of the bunch.
The additional performance does come at a price and the base clock of Coffee Lake CPUs is lower as compared to previous generation CPUs. The silver lining is that Coffee Lake has higher boost clock speeds. The prices of these CPUs are also higher as compared to the previous generation so expect to pay around $400 for the Intel Core i7-8700K. Check out more benchmarks here.
Let us know what you think about the Intel Core i7-8700K and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these CPUs.