According to experts, this may be Intel’s busiest year. The new Intel-8700K already has a big impact on the gaming world. Intel promises so many things from this gaming processor. They argue that the 14nm++ rating on the processor is not just a formality. It guarantees great performance with respect to the clock rates and power leakage.
The processor enjoys an improved clock rate and reduced power leakage. In fact, Intel argues that the power leakage is 52% less if you compare the gaming CPU with its first-generation processor.
The processor also comes with improved turbo frequency that allows it to work above its specified limit provided that parameters such as power, current, and heat are under control.
Let’s look at the performance in detail and the benchmarks.
We had mentioned the Turbo Boost in the introduction but what you probably didn’t know is that the rating is 4.7 GHz. This is an upgrade over Intel i7-8700 (4.6 GHz) and Intel i5-8600 (4.3 GHz). From the rating, it’s obvious that there is more to expect from i7-8700K. The Turbo Boost frequency is supported by folder compressing abilities. The CPU is designed to take less time to compress big-sized folders and extract figures from them. If you compare the processor to its immediate predecessors, it’s at least 13% quicker.
There isn’t much to say about the processor’s graphics integration feature and memory speed. This is because there hasn’t been much improvement. The features are similar to what you get from the i7-8700 and i7-8600. You should also expect a multi-channel control feature just like what you get from the other processors.
The most impressive feature to note, however, is the mega-tasking capability of i7-8700K. This allows you to stream or record as you continue gaming. If you are a die-hard gamer, then you must agree that this feature, if not any other, is a big one to consider. For the best gaming performance is considered to use any of the i7-8700k boards.
Clearly, when comparing i7-8700K, you have to consider Ryzen 7, its major competitor, and the preceding Intel processors.
Here are the benchmarks that we used to compare them:
• Cinebench R15: This benchmark pushes the CPU to its limit and it allows you to professionally measure its performance. i7-8700K happens to score slightly (196) over i7-8600K (179) and Ryzen 7 (175). The benchmark shows that the performance of the processor is slightly better when comparing it to its closest challengers.
• POVray This is another benchmark that pushes the CPU to its limit. The benchmark shows that i7-8700K trounces the clocking speed of Ryzen 7 processors by a significant margin.
• Overclocking: When comparing i7-8700K with Ryzen 7, the former relishes more overclocking than the latter. For this reason, the processor enjoys a reasonable temperature (700).
As for the Ryzen 7, its temperature is slightly higher (790) because of a lower overclocking score.
Intel i7-8700K is clearly designed with the goal of dethroning Ryzen 7 in a quick way. So far, the gaming processor is on course to achieve this objective. For those who are looking for better performance in a processor and value in their money, this CPU is worth a consideration.