Intel Core i7-8700K Processor Review

Coffee Lake Overview & What’s New
The 8th Generation desktop platform is much like what we’ve seen with 7th Generation, but there are some notable changes. I think the biggest is that we have have a total of 40 PCIe lanes, so that gives you even more expandability for graphics, storage and I/O. These new chips will have more cores, and more L3 cache. They are built on an improved 14nm process, better known as 14nm++.

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As we mentioned these new chips do require a new Z370 chipset motherboard. These new boards will have improved power delivery for 6-core processors as well as enhanced package power delivery for better overclocking. We now have DDR4 RAM support up to 2666MHz too.

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With the 8th Generation Core Desktop family we are seeing the first 6-core i5 desktop processor, the first 4-core i3 desktop processor, and Intel is saying that the i7-8700K is the best gaming desktop processor ever. The platform also supports Intel’s Optane memory.

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Talking about gaming Intel claims 25% more FPS in Gears of War 4 compared to 7th Generation. Intel also tells us these new chips are made for mega-tasking, like streaming etc. You can game + stream + record up to 45% better with PUBG vs. 7th Generation.

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When it comes to content creation video editing should be up to 32% faster compared to 7th Generation, there is also hardware support f or 4K HDR.

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When it comes to overclocking we do have some new features which include Per Core Overclocking, Max Memory Ratio up to 8400 MT/s, real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, and enhanced package power delivery.

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