The Intel 8700K is one of the high-end CPUs that you can buy from team blue and while the chip costs a lot of money you can pick up one for $339. The Intel 8700K features an unlocked multiplier which means that you can overclock the chip if you have a Z series motherboard. Other than that, at stock, the chip runs at 4.7 GHz boost which is very impressive.
The Intel 8700K Coffee Lake chip comes with 6 cores and 12 threads and with the release of these chips as well as AMD Ryzen developers are not trying to optimize their games with higher cores and threads in mind. If you are looking to future-proof your system then this is an upgrade worth looking into.
You can click here to pick one up for just $339 and for reference you should know that the same chip is being sold on Newegg for $370 and that is on sale. Pair this CPU with a decent graphics card and you will be able to run pretty much any game you throw at it.
Other than that the CPU supports VR so if you were looking to get into VR then this ship is something to look into. Delidding is also a common thing for enthusiasts and if you are interested in delidding this chip then you can click here to find out more information.
Figuring out how Cofee Lake boost clocks is also tricky but you need not worry. Just click here to find out all that you need to know. Furthermore, it seems that Raja Koduri has something in the works as he has been teasing everyone on Twitter lately. The following is what he had to say:
The engineer in me so badly wants to fix the inaccuracies in the speculations! My desire to fix is exponentially higher when the speculation is more closer to the truth! I have been itching all day long – I know some of you would die to see my tweet drafts:)
Let us know what you think about the Intel 8700K Coffee Lake CPU and whether or not you think this is something worth getting.