Average Bench: 115% (3rd of 1110)

Based on 153 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8086K CPU @ 4.00GHz

Intel are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their x86 architecture and 8086 processor with the launch of their high-end i7-8086K. Just 50,000 units of this hex core, twelve threaded Coffee Lake processor have been made available globally. Exactly like the i7-8700K, the 8086K features 12MB of smart (L3) cache, 2 channels of DDR4 RAM and has a TDP of 95W. Essentially, the 8086K is Intel’s current Coffee Lake flagship, the i7-8700K, with a single-core turbo frequency factory overclocked by 300 MHz. Thermals permitting, out of the box, the i7-8086K achieves a single core boost speed of 5.0 GHz – which is a new record for Intel. That said, you would be unlucky if you were unable to achieve a 5.0 GHz single core OC with an 8700K. For everything other than single core, the turbo clock speeds on the 8086K exactly match the 8700K which puts the 8086K firmly into gimmick territory. Directly comparing the 8086K and 8700K shows that for a $100 (24%) price premium you get around a 5% performance improvement which drops to around 2% when both chips are overclocked. If the price gap between the 8086K and the 8700K were to fall to less than 20 USD it may be worth considering the 8086K. [Jun '18 CPUPro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8086K averaged 15.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8086K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 1,043Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,202Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8086K is 27.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8086K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 143Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 147Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 153 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 SC Int 143 160
132 SC Float 149 165
130 SC Mixed 147 163
117% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
463 QC Int 550 625
496 QC Float 577 654
481 QC Mixed 564 638
128% 564 Pts
Min Avg Max
904 MC Int 1,043 1,177
1,048 MC Float 1,202 1,371
1,001 MC Mixed 1,133 1,280
168% 1,126 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 160
SC Float 166
SC Mixed 163
130% 163 Pts
QC Int 640
QC Float 663
QC Mixed 650
148% 651 Pts
MC Int 1,165
MC Float 1,378
MC Mixed 1,268
190% 1,270 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 154
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 156
125% 157 Pts
QC Int 613
QC Float 636
QC Mixed 626
142% 625 Pts
MC Int 1,157
MC Float 1,326
MC Mixed 1,263
187% 1,249 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 153
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 548
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 1009
MC Float 1,152
MC Mixed 1,102
162% 1,087 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 141
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 546
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 1,010
MC Float 1,150
MC Mixed 1095
162% 1,085 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 529
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 969
MC Float 1,138
MC Mixed 1,063
158% 1,057 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 522
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 992
MC Float 1,133
MC Mixed 1,083
160% 1,069 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 132
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 535
QC Mixed 524
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 946
MC Float 1,123
MC Mixed 1,071
156% 1,047 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 521
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 960
MC Float 1,096
MC Mixed 1,042
154% 1,033 Pts
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 Comments

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9 hrs ago.

overclocked 8700K for ~100$ more


Excellent

2 days ago.

100% rebrand


Terrible

3 days ago.

disappointing


Terrible

3 days ago.

...just a RE-BRAND for 100$ more.


Excellent

8 days ago.

top of the kings


Terrible

3 days ago.

Another "cheap" trick from Intel.


Good

7 days ago.


Terrible

3 days ago.

pure gimmick.


Terrible

3 days ago.

Just another attention grab from Intel!


Poor

4 days ago.

Pointless CPU for those who don't know how to overclock 8700k


Poor

7 days ago.

Only an idiot would spend an extra $100 just for that 5% performance than an i7-8700k - said no one ever.


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