Thursday, October 5th 2017

Intel Core i7 8700K Already OC'd to 7.45 GHz under LN2; 100% Frequency Increase

Hot from the semiconductor presses, but even hotter from our very own reviews of Intel's latest-generation Coffee Lake CPUs, Intel's 8700K, unlocked six-core, 12-threaded processor has already been overclocked up to 7.45 GHz under extreme cooling. The feat, achieved by HWBOT user Kovan Yang, currently stands in first place of 8700 K processors, and is in sixth-place in overall CPU frequency ranking - which marks the first time in a while an Intel Core branded processor has achieved such a feat.

The overclock was achieved in a system that was configured with MSI's Z370 Godlike Gaming motherboard, unspecified DDR4 memory, an NVIDIA 8400 GS graphics card. The INtel 8700K was configured with a multiplier of 73x, and the base BUS speed was increased to 101 MHz. Expect more daring overclocks with Intel's latest family of Core processors in the future - der8auer has achieved a speed of 7.3 GHz on the same processor already, but more users and big overclock players are sure to make their overclocking feats known. In our own review, our very own W1zzard found that Intel's latest 8700K was the fastest, more future-proof consumer-level, non-HEDT Intel processor, and that it can be easily overclocked on air to 5 GHz.

Source: HWBOT
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26 Comments on Intel Core i7 8700K Already OC'd to 7.45 GHz under LN2; 100% Frequency Increase

#1
deu
That is... quiet an OC! :D
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#2
GorbazTheDragon
I wonder when we will be able to hit 32nm speeds again...
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#3
Vayra86
deu said:
That is... quiet an OC! :D
I doubt it was quiet when attempting to push past 7 Ghz :D

But yeah, impressive, albeit 100% useless for day to day.
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#5
Totally
Vayra86 said:
I doubt it was quiet when attempting to push past 7 Ghz :D

But yeah, impressive, albeit 100% useless for day to day.
"Under LN2"
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#6
ZoneDymo
Yet the one Gamer Nexus got could not OC worth crap
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#7
buggalugs
The overclock doesnt impress me but this is going to be the CPU to get.
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#8
Durvelle27
buggalugs said:
The overclock doesnt impress me but this is going to be the CPU to get.
7GHz on 6 cores and 12 Threads isn’t impressive :kookoo:
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#9
MrGenius
Raevenlord said:
...7.45 GHz under extreme cooling. The feat, achieved by HWBOT user Kovan Yang, currently stands in first place of 8700 K processors, and is in sixth-place in overall CPU frequency ranking - which marks the first time in a while an Intel Core branded processor has achieved such a feat.
Whoa...hold up.

7.45GHz? No. 7.405GHz.


First place for an 8700K? Yes.

Sixth place overall? NOT EVEN CLOSE! Not even in the top 20, top 50, top 100, top 200, or top 300. 302nd place.

First time in a while for an Intel Core branded processor to achieve such a feat? A while as in forever maybe. Since it's NEVER happened...that I'm aware of. It is currently the second highest globally ranked Core branded processor OC on HWBOT though. Highest globally ranked on HWBOT is a Core i7-7740X @ 7.5GHz on liquid helium(271st global ranking). Highest on CPU-Z Validator is a Core i7-7740X @7.562GHz on liquid helium(also on HWBOT with no global ranking). Anything clocked/ranked higher is either a Pentium or a Celeron.

http://hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/rankings#start=0#interval=20
https://valid.x86.fr/records.html

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#10
JackOne
MrGenius said:
Whoa...hold up.

7.45GHz? No. 7.405GHz.


First place for an 8700K? Yes.

Sixth place overall? NOT EVEN CLOSE! Not even in the top 20, top 50, top 100, top 200, or top 300. 302nd place.

First time in a while for an Intel Core branded processor to achieve such a feat? A while as in forever maybe. Since it's NEVER happened...that I'm aware of. It is currently the second highest globally ranked Core branded processor OC on HWBOT though. Highest globally ranked on HWBOT is a Core i7-7740X @ 7.5GHz on liquid helium(271st global ranking). Highest on CPU-Z Validator is a Core i7-7740X @7.562GHz on liquid helium(also on HWBOT with no global ranking). Anything clocked/ranked higher is either a Pentium or a Celeron.

http://hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/rankings#start=0#interval=20
https://valid.x86.fr/records.html

Thanks for clarificating this, I knew the news isn't true. This is a big feat but not remotely 3rd place, a few digits are missing
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#11
Chaitanya
nem.. said:

ouch... throttling at 4.9 Ghz and more power hungry than AMD 1800x, Intel is new AMD.
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#12
Totally
buggalugs said:
The overclock doesnt impress me but this is going to be the CPU to get.
No, no it's not even. It's just a viable alternative to what already out on the market. Too many cons for it to be distinguished as "the chip to get."
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#13
Dragonsmonk
Price wise it is on par with the 1700X, which has, albeit lower clocks (3.4GHz as standard), more cores. So depending on what you'd like to do with the build, seems like a better alternative.

I am currently looking at an upgraded built, and would go for the 1700 - non X. Close to the same FPS for Gaming (1440p) and less power consumption while having more cores.
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#14
buggalugs
Durvelle27 said:
7GHz on 6 cores and 12 Threads isn’t impressive :kookoo:
Not really. Just about every generation there is some extreme overclocker getting 6 or 7 Ghz. I remember someone getting 7Ghz on a celeron processor back in the day, like 10 years ago.
Its all marketing. Who do you think pays those guys to overclock hardware?

Im not interested in extreme overclocking in general. Unless I can run it 24/7 Im not interested.

Edit: BTW I just realized the review is up for this CPU. Looks pretty good. Not a big difference in gaming but 15%+ improvements in single threaded and 33% multi threaded with the extra cores sounds good to me. . It would suck if you just bought a HEDT platform with 4 cores.
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#15
[XC] Oj101
Uh, 6th place? Don't even open the source, just check the pictures you posted. It's 302nd place. Cedar Mill CPUs and AMD's FXs thrash this speed.

And the speed in the title is wrong.

Ai.
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#16
[XC] Oj101
buggalugs said:
Who do you think pays those guys to overclock hardware?
Other than a few people who work very closely with vendors, nobody. Sponsored overclocking is very much a thing of the past.
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#17
ixi
It's funny how people cry about power consumption, seriously. If you want low power cpu then go and buy low end and stop crying.
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#18
Reeves81x
MrGenius said:
Whoa...hold up.

7.45GHz? No. 7.405GHz.


First place for an 8700K? Yes.

Sixth place overall? NOT EVEN CLOSE! Not even in the top 20, top 50, top 100, top 200, or top 300. 302nd place.

First time in a while for an Intel Core branded processor to achieve such a feat? A while as in forever maybe. Since it's NEVER happened...that I'm aware of. It is currently the second highest globally ranked Core branded processor OC on HWBOT though. Highest globally ranked on HWBOT is a Core i7-7740X @ 7.5GHz on liquid helium(271st global ranking). Highest on CPU-Z Validator is a Core i7-7740X @7.562GHz on liquid helium(also on HWBOT with no global ranking). Anything clocked/ranked higher is either a Pentium or a Celeron.

http://hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/rankings#start=0#interval=20
https://valid.x86.fr/records.html

Thank you, TPU is becoming a gossip site due to lack of proper moderation...
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#19
Slizzo
ixi said:
It's funny how people cry about power consumption, seriously. If you want low power cpu then go and buy low end and stop crying.
Except AMD's 8 core sucks less juice than this, and performs quite well at the same time.
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#21
ratirt
Wonder why CPU-z core voltage shows 0 value. sensor problem ?
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#22
ixi
Slizzo said:
Except AMD's 8 core sucks less juice than this, and performs quite well at the same time.
Then go for AMD, where is the problem?
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#23
Slizzo
ixi said:
Then go for AMD, where is the problem?
What I'm saying, is that a Ryzen 7 is hardly a low end CPU.
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#24
ratirt
Slizzo said:
What I'm saying, is that a Ryzen 7 is hardly a low end CPU.
I don't think it's a low end CPU. Never was.
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#25
rippie
buggalugs said:
Not really. Just about every generation there is some extreme overclocker getting 6 or 7 Ghz. I remember someone getting 7Ghz on a celeron processor back in the day, like 10 years ago.
Its all marketing. Who do you think pays those guys to overclock hardware?

Im not interested in extreme overclocking in general. Unless I can run it 24/7 Im not interested.

Edit: BTW I just realized the review is up for this CPU. Looks pretty good. Not a big difference in gaming but 15%+ improvements in single threaded and 33% multi threaded with the extra cores sounds good to me. . It would suck if you just bought a HEDT platform with 4 cores.
if you are making % references, you should also mention what you are comparing it to. 15% doesn't tell me anything neither does 33%. e.g. compared to amd thoroughbred? 7700k? or 7700k clock for clock? or 7700k performance per dollar? 7700k performance per watt?

and if you really want kudo's link the ref as proof.

like this:
8700k vs 7700k stock = 8700k performs 5-15% better
https://www.tweaktown.com/news/59262/8700k-benchmarks-10-faster-7700k-stock-clocks/index.html
https://videocardz.com/72112/intel-claims-i7-8700k-to-be-11-faster-than-7700k

pricewise:
8700k $434 vs 7700k $369 (didn't find any cheaper here locally www.tweakers.net/pricewatch )
15% performance increase vs 17% price increase.
so performance per dollar is lower for 8700k only with respect to gaming performance

and so on...

so much to choose from. please narrow it down, tnx
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