Intel Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake) and Z370 Chipset Review

Written by Antony Leather

October 5, 2017 // 2:01 p.m.

Tags: #coffee-lake #core-i7-8700k #hex-core #hyper-threading #intel #lga-1151 #lga-1151-v2 #z370

Test Setup

We've updated a lot of our hardware to match recent testing with other platforms since we looked at Intel's mainstream Kaby Lake CPUs earlier this year. We now use a GeForce GTX 1080 as our test GPU along with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz RAM and a Fractal Design Celcius 24 AIO liquid cooler.

  • Motherboard MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming
  • Memory 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz DDR4
  • GPU Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB (SATA 6Gbps speed tests); Samsung 960 Evo 500GB (M.2 speed tests)
  • CPU cooler Fractal Design Celsius 240
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit

Tests

Content creation, synthetic tests, and rendering
  • Cinebench R15 
  • PCMark 10 Photo Editing 
  • HandBrake video transcoding 
  • Terragen 4 
  • CPU-Z

Gaming

  • 3DMark Time Spy (CPU test) 
  • VRMark (The Orange Room test)
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (CPU test) 
  • Fallout 4
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Power

  • Power consumption 


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