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Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz

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Intel strikes back! The Core i7-8700K comes with six processor cores, plus HyperThreading, for a total of twelve threads. Overclocking potential is excellent, reaching 5 GHz on all cores, with ease, on just air cooling. Pricing is also extremely reasonable, with just a small increase over the previous quad-core 7700K.

Read the whole review here
 
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" One Zen 2 please. Thank you "
 
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So thats it?
gaming performance nearly the same from i7 7700k.
Overall performance really increased thanks to more C/T but thats it.
as always intel promissed 15%+ increased performance and again its not there....
Too bad for AMD their next processors is arriving only in 2018 cause RN Intel is basically rebranding 7700k with more Cores.
(Sorry my bad english)
 
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You have to thank AMD for this, really. That being said, I'd much rather have this CPU over my 1700X.

Sad Face.

And hoping the Q1 Zen refresh is fruitful.
 
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edit: My bad. Nvm.
 
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I am still good with my old stone.

Shame I am unlucky and the tests are being done with 1080. Would ran through few benchies to compare.
 
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Was waiting for this to make the decision between going Ryzen 1700X and 8700K. I think I'll go with the 1700X since it $100 cheaper and buy a better X370 board.
 
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(ES)
 
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This 8700K is actually best of both worlds. It has plenty of threads and also clocks ridiculously high for single threaded stuff pretty much out of the box. It does great with multithreading and also runs games well where multi threads don't count all that much (yet). They could bump up the multi clocks to at least 4GHz, but I guess it's a good balance. Intel is doing similar to NVIDIA with graphics. The chips boost so high out of the box it almost defeats the purpose of overclocking and most people won't even see the need to do that.
 
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Nice review and a testament to the Noctua U14S cooler... only a 0.1 Ghz improvement with H2O.

That said, I'm holding onto my rig for another few years ;)
 
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For anyone with a Haswell or above who don't run many heavily threaded apps, they can safely skip this one and wait for 8-core CFL with Z390.
 
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But hey... we had those 6-core CPUS since many years on HEDT? :D Why people are going crazy now? Yeah, I know it's supposed to be mainstream and not HEDT, but ... come on.
 
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So thats it?
gaming performance nearly the same from i7 7700k.
Overall performance really increased thanks to more C/T but thats it.
as always intel promissed 15%+ increased performance and again its not there....
Too bad for AMD their next processors is arriving only in 2018 cause RN Intel is basically rebranding 7700k with more Cores.
(Sorry my bad english)
Not just 7700K but 6700K which is 2 years old.
 
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This CPU is pretty much what Intel should have released instead of the CrappyLake, great gaming performance and decent multi-threading on the same silicon, and the 5 GHz on air.......
Except that this will be a hit to the (yet another) short life Skylake-X platform.
 
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The argument here is that people do more with advanced CPUs these days.
Clean systems with gaming benchmarks will favor CPUs with less resources, but what about those systems who run many softwares and other resource consuming items on their background when they want to game. Also, content streaming is a thing
 
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Looks like another New Board and CPU upgrade for me. I just wish it was the CPU only... Damn it.
 
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No temps again?
 
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So thats it?
gaming performance nearly the same from i7 7700k.
Overall performance really increased thanks to more C/T but thats it.
as always intel promissed 15%+ increased performance and again its not there....
Gaming performance is the same since there is not much more to gain when the CPU is no longer a bottleneck for gaming.
The core performance is ~15% better as Intel promised.

Too bad for AMD their next processors is arriving only in 2018 cause RN Intel is basically rebranding 7700k with more Cores.
AMD only have a refresh in store for next year, at least Intel provided more cores.
 
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Being Intel and how big they are, I'm sure the initial shortage will be short and supply will meet demand thus maintaining msrp.

Very nice chip with an alright amount of extra performance if overclocked. Well at least you can still use the same ram after changing motherboards.
 
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So, I am confused about the chipsets. The Z370 motherboards are out now, what is supposed to be coming in Q1 next year?
 
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#24
Was waiting for this to make the decision between going Ryzen 1700X and 8700K. I think I'll go with the 1700X since it $100 cheaper and buy a better X370 board.
Go 1700 or 1600... all ryzens can pretty much hit 3.9-4ghz... save money, get a good board and good gfx. 5ghz 8700k hits stock 1800x multithreaded... 3.6ghz on any ryzen chip is pie. .. clock it to 4ghz and you have a winner.
 
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So thats it?
gaming performance nearly the same from i7 7700k.
Overall performance really increased thanks to more C/T but thats it.
as always intel promissed 15%+ increased performance and again its not there....
Too bad for AMD their next processors is arriving only in 2018 cause RN Intel is basically rebranding 7700k with more Cores.
(Sorry my bad english)
You should check the Digital Foundry review. It rofflestomps the 7700K in games that can use more cores. Extremely smooth frametimes, better than any other cpu on the market.