Intel Core i7 8700K / i5 8600K / i5 8400 'Coffee Lake' review: affordable six cores!

More cores for the same price!

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Gaming benchmarks (GTX 1080 Ti): GTA V

GTA V confirms that CPUs with extreme core counts do not offer an added value for gaming. Note that on Medium the 8600K achieves a higher framerate than the 8700K, which makes it clear that RAGE, the Rockstar Engine, profits more from fast physical cores, and even sees a reduction (albeit minimal) with extra threads because of HyperThreading. 

99th percentile frametimes


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three products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Intel Core i5 8400 Boxed

Socket 1151, 2.8 GHz, 6 cores, 65 W, 14 nm, Integrated graphics

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£191.49

Avg. £196.94
5 shops, no stock

Intel Core i5 8600K Boxed

Socket 1151, 3.6 GHz, 6 cores, 95 W, 14 nm, Integrated graphics, 0.055 Ah

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£269.97

Avg. £269.99
7 shops, 4x stock

Intel Core i7 8700K Boxed

Socket 1151, 3.7 GHz, 6 cores, 95 W, 14 nm, Integrated graphics, 0.055 Ah

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£395.99

Avg. £409.99
6 shops, 3x stock

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