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burning_Sage from Edmonton writes:
- I jumped from 4 cores to 6 Cores / 12 threads (virtual cores included) This product is awesome. I found no need to overclock so the processor doesn't heat up with a Hype 212 Evo
- I had to buy a new power supply. At first everything worked until I ran Unreal Engine. So for best performance, save yourself time and upgrade to a 750w PSU.
- I love this Intel product. Remember, cheap is expensive. Go for the best and you will last a long time.
Kirby House from Steinbach Manitoba writes:
- ummmm 8th Gen Core™ i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6 Cores / 12 Threads, 12MB Cache
- I don't overclock, so heat is not an issue. If I wanted more powerful I'd start with more powerful. I pay what I can afford to get the best I can afford. I guess the fact that its Overclock able is nice I just don't do it. Keeps the temps down :)
- Watched many MANY benchmark comparison videos from testers I trust and this seemed like a great option. So far it seems to run all my games like they are nothing and the speed of my desktop tasks are ridiculous. Again Memory Express having stock of what I read / watched reviews on as being a great product. "Hey I made my Proc go way faster than it was intended and now its hot. How come?" lol
Solid chip after overclocking, but runs hot.
Grant from Calgary writes:
- -Beast single core chip, especially with an overclock. I have mine running 4.9GHz at around 1.296Vdc without tuning it lower yet, and can run it stable at 5.0GHz around 1.35Vdc. Your results definitely may vary. -6 cores over the previous generation's 4.
- -Very poorly regulated thermals; spikes up to 5 ~ 15° C over your stable temps for a second, which may result in thermal throttling. This is due to a paste based TIM rather than solder being used as the interface between the CPU and metal plate (or IHS) on the chip. -More expensive than the initial launch of the 6700K & 7700K, both when it comes to the chip and motherboard selection.
- While this thing overclocks quite well and is on par with the 7700K with 2 additional cores, it runs pretty hot and is susceptible to temperature spikes. When running AIDA64 and ASUS' Realbench to test for stability, with an NH-D15 running with 2 fans at stock, NT-H1 compound, and loads of fans strapped to my case @ ~20° C ambient, my cores got to around 70 ~ 75° C stable, with spikes up to 80 ~ 85° C depending on the test. Given these are stress tests, normal operation won't be this hot...
Great performance, runs hot.
Tyler from Winnipeg writes:
- -Fastest single core performance available -Overclocks well -Crushes an i7 3930K / 5930K with ease
- These are not cool CPU's. People are listing low idle temps like it's a big deal. Even at stock clocks with a decent liquid cooler, expect 65 ~ 70° C under stress. Start throwing more voltage at it while overclocking past 4.6Ghz and even good liquid coolers will jump into the upper 70s ~ 80s. This is caused by Intel using poor TIM rather than soldering the heat spreader. Delliding solves the problem, but voids warranty...
- It's performance is stellar, but it loses a point for Intel cheaping out with TIM. Get a good cooler. If you want to OC into the 4.8 ~ 5.0Ghz area, get a VERY good cooler.
Fast and Hot
Chris from Edmonton writes:
- Blistering fast
- Runs HOT - thank Intel for their IHS design with sub-par TIM paste between die and shroud. My friend and I found that some must have worse application than others. At stock clock, I had two cores running 20° C consistently hotter than the rest, my chip would register 95° C when stressed tested, his would hit 80° C consistently across all cores, both running 280mm AIOs. Launch availability, but this doesn't seem to be as much of an issue now
- Well-worth upgrade from my existing 2600k when gaming on a GTX 1070. It is quite unfortunate that Intel turns some enthusiasts into voiding their warrantiy in order to control temperatures and achieve their overclocking goals.
i7-8700K Processor Heaven
Grant from Edmonton writes:
- Fast running 6 core processor at cool temperatures (25 C with fans on and 30 C with pump only) Use it mainly for photography that has handled the processing with ease.
- None except maybe availability at launch.
- Running this processor on a Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard, Plextor NVMe, Kingston HyperX Memory and SSD drives all cooled by a Corsair H100i v2. Have not been more pleased with a systems and it performance.
Nathan from Blackfalds writes:
- Runs decent temps with Cooler Master Seidon with a push pull silencio fp 120 pwm fans stock clocked getting 24° C.
- Great CPU