The Intel i7-8700K features 6 cores and 12 threads and is great for overclocking. The CPU has been overclocked well above 7 GHz using liquid Nitrogen cooling. Now Der8auer and CaseKing.de have teamed up to bring custom Intel i7-8700K CPUs into the market. These custom Intel i7-8700K CPUs feature pre-binned and special designed IHS variants.
If you are an overclocking enthusiast than this is something worth looking into. There are 3 versions of the CPU and the top of the line version comes overclocked to 5.2 GHz out of the box. The different versions are; Advanced Edition, that is pre-binned without modified IHS or TIM. These CPUs feature a stock frequency of 4.8GHz and can overclock to 5.1GHz.
The Pro Edition is pre-binned and features nickel-plated/polished IHS with a stock speed of 4.8GHz and can be overclocked to 5.1GHz. The Ultra Edition is pre-binned and features silver IHS and Liquid Metal TIM, this version can be overclocked up to 5.2GHz. Der8auer shared some images and you can find them below:
Der8auer also confirmed that he is working on heat spreaders for the LGA2066 socket which should be even more interesting to see in the future. Stay tuned for information regarding those heat spreaders. The Intel i7-8700K has turned out to be great and there are positive reviews regarding the CPUs.
You can check out our Intel i7-8700K benchmarks and also check out the Intel i7-8700K review roundup to see what other people have to say about the CPU. If your CPU is stuck in backorders then you can click here to find out when you will have it delivered to you.
I need not mention that the higher clock speeds come at a price and you will be paying a premium for these CPUs.
Let us know what you think about these custom Intel i7-8700K CPUs and whether or not you are interested in buying one.