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Intel Core i7-8086K Coffee Lake Review (Page 1)

Intel Core i7-8086K Coffee Lake Review

We think the 8086K is the best CPU for the Z370 platform and the best overclocking CPU we have seen from Intel.

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Intel

Introduction

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The i7-8086K was launched for the 40th Anniversary of the 8086 processor from Intel. It's a beefed up Coffee Lake CPU, and it's designed to fulfill the legacy of its predecessor. It's such a big deal that Intel gave away 8086 units out of a supposed 50K (Intel didn't confirm this number) for free around the world. Intel sent an ES sample our way for testing, and today we will go over the CPU and how it performs against the 8700K and other CPUs.

Specifications

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If we compare the i7-8086Kto the 8700K, they are very similar, but the 8086K has a higher Max turbo of up to 5GHz, which is pretty high. Like the 8700K and 8700 the CPU has an all-core Turbo of 4.3GHz, so if you use all cores at the same time, you shouldn't expect any different results. The CPU has a 95W TDP, 12MB of SmartCache, and a base frequency of 4GHz. It supports up to 64GB of memory and is rated up to 2666MHz for official memory support.

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The CPU doesn't come with a cooler, so you will need to purchase one that can support up to or preferably over 95W. The CPU also has UHD 630 graphics.

Pricing

The Core i7-8086K is priced at $424.99.

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