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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.

 

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:Hothardware.com, Techpowerup.com, Expreview.com

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