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Intel Core i7-8700K overclocked reaches 4.8GHz on air

Intel's next-gen Core i7-8700K could be an OC monster @ 4.8GHz on AIR
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Sep 25, 2017 3:37 am

Intel is weeks away from releasing yet another CPU family because they're definitely not scared of AMD's continued threat by Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper, with Coffee Lake-S led by the flagship Core i7-8700K which seems to overclock incredibly well.




Intel's new Core i7-8700K has been busted hitting 4.8GHz on all CPU cores (6C/12T) on air cooling, which is great to hear. But if you want to get past the 5GHz ceiling, you're going to need better cooling - and you'll need to delid the processor as well.


All in all, the Core i7-8700K hitting 4.8GHz on ALL 6C/12T threads is pretty damn good. It'll be interesting to see how much more it can be pushed, and whether 5GHz is something that will require watercooling, or more.


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