Average Bench: 110% (5th of 1121)

Based on 2,072 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 10.1% 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 1,015Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,169Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8086K is 33.9%. 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 137Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 140Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,072 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 SC Int 137 156
125 SC Float 145 166
123 SC Mixed 140 161
113% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
424 QC Int 520 613
449 QC Float 554 652
436 QC Mixed 534 631
121% 536 Pts
Min Avg Max
878 MC Int 1,015 1,183
1,026 MC Float 1,169 1,364
964 MC Mixed 1,103 1,284
164% 1,096 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 5.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 157
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 162
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 624
QC Float 661
QC Mixed 637
145% 641 Pts
MC Int 1,205
MC Float 1,369
MC Mixed 1312
194% 1,295 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 151
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 155
123% 154 Pts
QC Int 594
QC Float 634
QC Mixed 602
138% 610 Pts
MC Int 1,158
MC Float 1,306
MC Mixed 1,253
185% 1,239 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 148
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 542
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 992
MC Float 1,150
MC Mixed 1,081
160% 1,074 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 513
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 525
119% 527 Pts
MC Int 961
MC Float 1109
MC Mixed 1,052
156% 1,040 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 130
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 480
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 852
MC Float 1,009
MC Mixed 939
139% 934 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $197

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,537

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 Comments

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3 hrs ago.

i rlly think this cpu is butter


Good

1 day ago.

100% rebrand


Excellent

7 days ago.

It's a little overpriced, but still an obsulute work horse.


Excellent

1 day ago.

It does come with slightly higher heat than expected.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Intel marketing


Poor

1 month ago.

it's just a binned and overpriced 8700k


Good

29 days ago.

It is allready overclocked so you don't need a z370 motherboard, so the €70 more is not an issue.


Excellent

19 days ago.

why why why intel???


Terrible

2 month ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

The 5Ghz is only applied for 2 cores. The rest are identical to 8700k. This is just a binned 8700k with a fancy name. I love it, though.


Excellent

1 day ago.

Best SC performance


Terrible

6 days ago.

Another "cheap" trick from Intel.


Excellent

17 days ago.

good


Good

2 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

no, just no...


Terrible

1 month ago.

BAD


Terrible

1 month ago.

no special at all


Terrible

2 month ago.

pure gimmick.


Terrible

1 month ago.

to much money!


Terrible

2 month ago.

Just another attention grab from Intel!


Poor

2 month ago.

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


Poor

2 months 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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