Spitzenmodell für 359 Dollar ist der i7-8700K mit sechs Rechenkernen (12 Threads) und einem Basistakt von 3,7 GHz (Turbotakt: 4,7 GHz). Im Vergleich zu einem Core-Prozessor der siebten Generation (Intel Core i7-7700K; 4 Kerne, 8 Threads) soll der Intel Core i7-8700K im Benchmark von Gears of War 4 (Workload) bis zu 25 Prozent mehr Bilder pro Sekunde geliefert haben. Die Performance beim Streaming von Spielen (Spielen + Streamen + Aufnehmen) soll doppelt so hoch wie bei einem drei Jahren alten Vergleichsgerät (i7-8700K vs. i7-4790K bei PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) ausfallen.
Features laut Intel:
- "Powerful, Fluid and Vivid Gaming: Gamers will revel in the powerful and fluid experience of gaming. Compared with 7th Gen Intel Core, gamers gain up to 25 percent more frames per second (3) on popular and demanding games like Gears of War* 4. As gaming continues to expand to include a social audience while playing, performance while mega-tasking is critical so game + stream + record is now up to 2 times faster (5) compared with a 3-year-old machine.
- Advanced Content Creation: Save time and create more. The 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family positions Intel as the choice for speed, accuracy, power, format compatibility and high-quality graphics creation and consumption. Edit 4K 360-degree videos with ease – up to 32 percent faster (6) compared with the previous generation - plus, edit content up to 65 percent faster (4) compared with a 3-year-old PC.
- Better Overclocking (1): Performance matters with overclocking. The 8th Gen Intel Core unlocked (1) 'K' processors will overclock to higher levels than prior generations. Intel has added new features to enhance the experience, including per core overclocking, max memory ratio up to 8,400 MT/s, real-time memory latency control, extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery, and updated Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and Intel Extreme Memory Profile.
- Enhanced Platform: For the platform, the new Intel Z370 chipset provides improved power delivery needed for the new 6-core processors to reach their maximum performance as well as enhanced package power delivery for overclocking and memory routing support. More than 50 new motherboard and system designs will be available from a variety of leading providers.
- Launch games and load media projects faster. Add Intel Optane memory to desktop computer with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor to gain additional accelerated system responsiveness, up to 2.1 times faster7 compared with a 5-year-old desktop with HDD alone."
Anmerkungen von Intel:
- "(1) Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.
- (3) As measured by Gears of War 4 Workload – benchmark mode – comparing Intel Core i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel Core i7-7700K processor (4C/8T)
- (4) As measured by Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workload comparing Intel Core i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel Core i7-4790K processor (4C/8T).
- (5) As measured by Mega-tasking Gaming Scenario on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUGB) – benchmark mode – comparing Intel Core i7-8700K processor (6C/12T) vs. Intel Core i7-4790K processor (4C/8T)"