We already have new performance tests of Intel Core i7-8700K and Intel Core i5-8600K from Intel’s 8th Generation Coffee Lake family. These new processors will arrive on October 5 and unfortunately we will need a motherboard with a new chipset, the Intel Z370, since there seems to be no backward compatibility. For low-mid range processors along with the motherboard you have to wait till early 2018.

It should be remembered that the Intel Core i7-8700K is a processor that offers  6 physical cores along with 12 logical cores (HyperThreading) that work at a Base / Turbo frequency of  3.70 / 4.30 GHz, while the Core i5-8600K offers 6 physical cores and 6 threads at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.60 / 4.10 GHz. As you can see below, thinking of the games, there will be no drastic differences in performance compared to predecessors, as we are accustomed.

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In 3DMark Fire Strike Core i7-8700K throwing a score of 19,673 points and 18,616 points for Core i5-8600K with a difference in performance of around 5.7 percent. If we talk about the Physics Score, Core i7-8700K achieved 19,339 points, a 38.5 percent higher score than the result achieved by the i5-8600K. The presence of HT technology in the flagship model of Coffee Lake was crucial here.

The most interesting thing is that the 8600K will compete with the Ryzen 7 1700X (17670 3D Mark Score), which has two more cores and four more processing threads, while the 8700K will compete with Ryzen 7 1800X (18610 3D Mark Score). The two processors of AMD have XFR, a technology that does not work properly (especially with XMP), so these processors are not usually recommended, since the overhead is not justified. It’s interesting to see how Intel, with less, is able to deliver more power and performance.

  • evolucion8

    What a bunch of BS! XFR works fine, it boosts the cores depending on the thermal headroom, it is not OS dependent. There is already a benchmkark leak of the 8700K and barely matches the 1600X.

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    • SpiritW0lf

      That is obviously a fake bench. Do some research. Core per core the Intel counterpart is stronger, especially with ring bus architecture and 4.3Ghz turbo in all cores. The i7-8700K will range in between the R7 1700 and 1800 depending on the clock.

      • evolucion8

        BS again. The only thing that gives Intel the upper hand regarding IPC is cause their CPUs are clocked significantly higher. Unless if the 8700K is clocked at 5GHz, it wouldn’t be enough for the core count deficit.

        • SpiritW0lf

          Do your homework please and don’t waste my time. The i7-7800X is a six core 4Ghz turbo and is just 6% behind the 1700 on Cinebench. We all know that the mainstream chips have stronger cores and the i7-8700K will likely come with a 4.3Ghz turbo in all cores. The i7-7700K is 28% behind the 1600X. So you add two more cores with basically the same power and more cache and you can’t go past 25%? Google exists to be used. And it is not Intel’s fault that Ryzen don’t overclock. If people will take the i7-8700K to +5Ghz and get a rocket in their hands it is their prerogative. They are paying for it.

          • evolucion8

            You are just an Intel shill crying like a baby girl. It has been proven that Skylake is less than 3% faster IPC wise compared to AMD’s counterparts at the same clockspeed. The trick that Intel does is that they overclock their quad cores much higher, but can’t cope with the heat density of their hexa and octa core designs and have to downclock them considerably. Since when software scales linearly with the amount of cores? That only shows how delusional you are. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a30bd52a84ce227e867c95b998794d188337c238f2f730804220b2ffca1bd84f.png

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