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8700K benchmarks: 10% faster than 7700K at stock clocks

Core i7-8700K is 10% faster clock-for-clock with 7700K, arrives in October
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Sep 26, 2017 1:29 am

Intel is so close to launching their new Core i7-8700K that we can almost smell the silicon, but now some leaked benchmarks of the flagship Coffee Lake-S processor are here.




The new Core i7-8700K is a changed beast, with 6C/12T of CPU performance compared to the Core i7-7700K and its 4C/8T of brute gaming performance. EXPreview has some preliminary benchmarks on the new Core i7-8700K processor, with it coming in at around 8% faster than the 7700K in office tasks.


But what about gaming? EXPreview ran The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Division, and Hitman. The new 8700K is 18% faster than the 7700K in The Witcher 3 on the Ultra preset, while it's 10% faster in Hitman. In both ROTTR and The Division, the difference is negligible... just a few FPS difference.


Intel's new Core i7-8700K reaches 4.8GHz on air-cooling on ALL CPU cores, impressive considering its a 6C/12T part.


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