First 3DMark score for Intel's new Coffee-Lake i7 8700K, faster than i7 7700K & AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

DSOGaming writes: "Intel will officially unveil its 8th generation “Coffee Lake” CPUs on August 21st and it appears that the first 3DMark score has surfaced. According to the physics test – which is a CPU-only test – Intel’s i7 8700K is faster than its predecessor, the Intel Core i7 7700K, as well as both of AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 CPUs."

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NecoTehSergal286d ago (Edited 286d ago )

Always just get the i5 version, the i5 v i7 always shows that i5's are perfect, the days of 'i7 being much faster' haven't been true for a LONG time. For instance, if you check up i7 7700k vs i5 7600k? The difference is very very little for Gaming. You'd get maybe a tiny bit more juice in the i7, but nothing that warrants $100-$200 more. Bottlenecks will always come from the GPU, rather than RAM, CPU, etc.

jivah286d ago

Perfect? No. Very freaking good for the price compared to the i7. Definitely . But perfect no. Also (nothing warrants 100-200 more) That's relative to your pocket. I have no issues spending a bit more on my rig for a little extra juice. It'll last me a little extra longer. Especially if I'm doing more than gaming and plan on overclocking.

NecoTehSergal286d ago

@jivah - Yeah, and people like you who have the extra money to spare are in the massive minority. Steam hardware surveys said hello. 4K gaming and 'omgwtdbbq computers' are not Normal, are not common, they are a Rarity. Which MEANS cost-effective products are more convenient and beneficial to the market and for the majority of gamers. 'Enthusiast parts' that give insignificant boosts, is just for dick-stroking and boast rights - this is inarguable.

That's especially coming from me, a person who definitely wants to save up for a Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD - that shit is bonkers, I just hope the price goes down sometime soon, shit is like 5x faster than the average SSD, just imagining how fast that thing could boot a computer and game up makes me half-chub. CPU-wise? Again, they are barely ever bottlenecked unless you use Workstations and video editing, software editing and multitask via businesses/job/work more often than gaming.

jonivtec286d ago

Im have running high end pc gaming for years....and bottleneck from cpu happen lot more than you think .I have a i7 6700k at 4.6 ghz right now paired with a gtx large open world game i hit the cpu limit 3 or 4 years 6 cores 12 thread will be the norm for gaming....the era of 4 core 8 thread come to end...

jivah284d ago (Edited 284d ago )

@NecoTehSergal I love the last sentence in my comment where i said especially if I'm doing more than gaming. Therefore why the hell would i have steam installed. There's a ton of people that can take advantage of a processor and play no games. at all. Soo yes steam hardware survey says hello. To gamers. But not to the many people who dont game and just use it for work. And even then the direction things are going with game design will definitely changed that. And thats ignoring games that are very cpu intensive.

And thats especially coming from somebody who already has the 960 pro. Next i'll hear that nothing warrants 32 gigs of memory

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forager286d ago

They released the price already??

dcbronco286d ago (Edited 286d ago )

I'm betting it will be about $600. If it was in the area of $400-500 they would have gotten that information out because it keeps more people from looking at Ryzen.

You also wonder if it will be capable of streaming while playing without stuttering like last generation did. Though having two additional cores should help there. But adding those cores increased chip size which will make it more expensive.

forager284d ago

@dcbronco i presume they will be like the 6850k and 6800k but with the new architecture. I dont think they will be priced above 400.

maybelovehate286d ago

Been holding off upgrading while I wait for these. But I am more interested in the 12 core version coming out.

indysurfn286d ago

ummmmm.......OVERKILL lol. But I'm with you!

maybelovehate286d ago (Edited 286d ago )

For many things. Gaming, Developing Games, Music Production, 3d Art, 3d Rendering, Video Production etc.

jivah286d ago

That i9 will be lovely. Almost orgasmic.

nitus10286d ago

Actually choosing a processor type including memory size and type which in turn dictate the mother board (can be the other way around) depends on what you envision doing with a computer.

If you have to have the latest and most powerful machine just to surf the web and possibly do some word processing then you are only purchasing for bragging rights.

jivah284d ago

@nitus10 I never said anything that remotely challenges your statement. Solely that it will be lovely. Thank you for the extra stuff? Regardless i will get it. And i will enjoy it. And i will put it to good use.

PCGamefan285d ago

I am with you on that! I am actually debating either getting an AMD Threadripper 1950X or wait for the rest of Intel's 12 Core lineup. I plan on gaming and streaming at the same time. Also do a little 3D work.

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DaMist286d ago

"Intel’s i7 8700K is faster than its predecessor, the Intel Core i7 7700K"

I imagine this has to be a given :)

Teflon02286d ago

Common sense isn't for this generation lol. You gotta state the obvious these days sadly

nitus10286d ago (Edited 286d ago )

The "K" models indicate that the processor is unlocked and can be overclocked. If you are into overclocking then fine but you have to seriously consider cooling which for most is usually water based although some enthusiasts do take cooling to extremes such as liquid air.

Basically, the Intel processors are faster year on year but the overall performance difference is not that large for a given processor type such as i7 6700 (Skylake), i7 7700 (KabyLake) and now i7 8700 (CoffeeLake). Add a "K" to the end for the unlocked/overclocked processor.

For more info try: To most people here, don't bother unless you are going to build or have build your own desktop. A laptop will never get the performance of a good desktop unless you are willing to spend allot of money and for that amount a desktop will still give the better performance although it won't be that portable.

loxov286d ago

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