The Intel Core i7-8700K review by Lab501 has made its way to the internet and seeing how the NDA is not until 5th of October it is more than likely that the Intel Core i7-8700K was not provided by Intel. The 6 core CPU was paired with the Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming motherboard and we can see from the performance numbers that the CPU competes well with the Ryzen 7 1800X.
Taking an in-depth look at the numbers and we see that the Intel Core i7-8700K steps on the i7-7800X and i7-7820X, which are more expensive and are considered enthusiast CPUs. Obviously, if you can get similar performance for cheap then you would not go for the enthusiast series in the first place and that can affect sales.
The Intel Core i7-8700K review reveals that it can perform similar to the enthusiast series of CPUs and that it can maintain a higher clock speed, which is why you get better performance in the first place. During tests, the Intel Core i7-8700K was overclocked to 5.1 GHz with ease but the thermals were pretty high.
With the high overclock there are some major improvements in performance but in order to maintain this clock speed you will need a high-end air cooler or a decent liquid cooler. The Intel Core i7-8700K benchmarks are as follows and you can check out all the benchmarks here.
As you can see from the performance numbers, the CPU manages to beat everything close to its price. It even manages to beat some CPU that cost much more. Intel is surely stepping on its own toes here which could prove to be chaotic. We will see how people react to this.
Let us know what you think about this Intel Core i7-8700K review and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these CPUs when they come out next month.