Intel is preparing its new Core i7-8700K to fight off the largest CPU fight against AMD in years, with new details on the Coffee Lake-based 6C/12T processor arriving through a new purported engineering sample.
The new 8700K engineering sample clocks in higher than previous leaks, with a base clock of 3.5GHz and a maximum multiplier of 43, hinting at a huge 4.3GHz boost clock. For a 6C/12T processor at 4.3GHz, we could be in for quite the beast in the 12-thread processor game. AMD's current Ryzen 5 1600X processor clocking in at 4GHz under XFR, 300MHz shy of Intel's upcoming Core i7-8700K.
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