Intel has come up with the all-new Core i9 processors but the Core i7 game is still on. Even though the 8th generation is worth a lot, we are going to compare it with the 7th generation star here.
Core i7-8700K vs. Core i7-770K
Both of the flagship processors are Intel’s prime offerings and the latest reports from a Chinese forum have revealed some details about the two competitors. Most important thing is that the Intel Core i7-8700K is recorded to be 11% faster than the Core i7-7700K in single threaded benchmarks. Well, that was obvious!
The winner of the race, the Intel Core i7-8700K is Coffee Lake’s flagship offering having 6 cores and a boost speed of 4.3 GHz. This is the result of all cores active and running at their best. The 12 threads of the processor compliment the 6 cores well and are compatible with the LGA 1151 socket. Based on the 14nm process node, the chip will be Intel’s first ever Hexa-core processor.
Here are the facts regarding the clock speeds:
- Base clock speed of 3.8 GHz
- Boost speed of 4.3 GHz with 6 cores
- Boost speed of 4.4 GHz with 4 cores
- Boost speed of 4.5 GHz with 2 cores
- Boost speed of 4.5 GHz with 1 core
So all those expecting it to be good at gaming are right. While overclocking, the TDP rating of the chip rises up to 95W. A total of 12 MB of L3 cache along with a GT2 tier iGPU results in 4400 MHz+ (OC). The Core i7-8700K chip is expected to be carrying a minimum price tag of $349.