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Old 05-10-17, 12:59 PM
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Intel Coffee Lake i7 8700K Review



The latest Intel 8th Generation CPUs are here with six cores that boost to some beefy clock speeds. We put it to the test on the ASUS Z370 Prime.


Intel Coffee Lake i7 8700K Review

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Old 05-10-17, 01:03 PM
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Soo... big question here!

Should I be drinking a large cup of tea or is only Coffee permissible when watching the video?
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Old 05-10-17, 03:27 PM
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What a CPU. Very nice. Should have been here two years ago, but still, very nice.
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Old 05-10-17, 03:30 PM
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Certainly looks like a nice upgrade for quad core folks. Not for us Ryzen folks though. I'm content to boycott Intel until they regain their senses.
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Still not quite enough to warrant an upgrade for me, I'll stick with my 4c/8t.
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Old 05-10-17, 03:52 PM
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So it's the end of the day: there are, literally 0 8700K's in the entire country and only a handful of boards (with insane prices). Both that CPU and the Apex have an estimated 10+ days to come into stock. It's abysimal and not a launch, worse than Skylake. Sorry but I'm giving this the finger until things become reasonable and actually available, what a letdown as I had plannend on building it Saturday.

Nice review Tom, thanks!! I have some 3333MHz RAM incoming for an Apex or Hero board (very likely the former) and if I don't use XMP but just set it manually, as I like to do, won't that prevent the SA and VCC to auto rise?
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Is this a possible upgrade path from my 5930k?
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Done my pre-order with Scan, they reckon they will be despatching on 1st Nov. Just have to sit tight and wait for Asus to get their finger out with the Maximus X Formula.
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Is this a possible upgrade path from my 5930k?
Personally I don't think it would be. At 4k in games you're heavily GPU bound, and a 5930K is still no slouch when it comes to other activities. It's only behind in IPC and clock speed. I wouldn't pay €400 for a CPU and €200 for a good motherboard just for that.
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Is this a possible upgrade path from my 5930k?
Absolutely not. Total side grade. If you want to upgrade then you want at least ten cores IMO. Threadripper or something on X299 if you really can't bear to have AMD in your rig.
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