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IndyColtsFan

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It seems really cool to me, kind of a collectible, much like AMD's FX-9000 5Ghz chip. Though more memorable, due to the "8086K" name.

I wanted one, just to be cool like you folks. Then I remembered, that this is only a 6-core, and Intel is coming out with an 8-core CFL soon too.

So I see this chip as more like a more-capable G3258, honestly. It's an "Anniversary Edition", which makes it cool and collectable, but it's already on its way to becoming obsolete.
This is laziness on Intel’s part IMO. If they would’ve released the 8-core CFL as the 8086K, I might have considered selling my 8700K and upgrading. All they apparently did here was take the highest binned 8700K dies and released them as this “new” CPU.
 

epsilon84

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I'm pretty sure it will, but... how much better?

the 8086K only feels special in name, a small clock bump is not really enough I think...

the G3258 felt more special, since it was the only unlocked pentium and dual core at the time.
Pretty much this. If this was called a 8800K (which is what it basically is) no one would bat an eyelid.

The Pentium at the time actually felt like a legitimate 'special edition' CPU, and for a great price. The 8086K is just an overpriced and better binned 8700K.
 

StinkyPinky

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Anyone who didn't know it was a tweaked 8700K was asleep.
Of course, however the boost is only on the one core otherwise it is literally the same CPU. They didn't even bother tweaking the two and four core boosts. That's just lazy.
 

SPBHM

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if that info is real... wow
only the 1c turbo is higher!? what is the point

I only expected a small clock bump, but not only for 1c turbo (and the base clock that is almost never used anyway)
 

LTC8K6

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We need a review comparing the 8700 to the 8086 to determine if one is actually faster than the other, at least at stock speeds.
 

LTC8K6

Lifer
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Looks like it is much easier to get all the cores to 5.0 with the 8086K.
 

Brahmzy

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Cool - it DOES look like it’s a binned part at least.
I think that’s all anybody is looking for when buying one of these.
A bit lower volts, maybe no more AVX offset needed for some. We’ll see.
 

LTC8K6

Lifer
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They did not use the same systems for comparison to the 8700K, so those results could be a little skewed.
 

Brahmzy

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Noticed that. In before the mass hysteria FUD of the 8086K being SLOWER than the 8700K, lol.

If you're comparing two near-identical parts, you've gotta remove all variables. Oh well, that would've taken another day or two to set up.
 

LTC8K6

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The 8700K and 8086K were apples-to-apples on that same system, it's written in the intro.
"As mentioned, one of the key differences for this test is the motherboard. Back in the office we have used an ASRock Z370 Gaming i7 (P1.70 BIOS) for our Coffee Lake testing, while here we are using an ASRock Z370 Taichi (P1.80 BIOS). Different motherboards, even from the same company, use different methods of controlling the internal frequencies on the board (such as Uncore) or power limits (PL2) which can vary from BIOS to BIOS. It is hard to keep these consistent across systems, so there will be some differences in play."
 

Indus

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Yep you really are paying $425 for 1 core turbo boost to 5.0 and base of 4.0. The rest of it is the exact same as the 8700k

 

LTC8K6

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I'd be paying for an easy 5.0 on all cores, actually.

It's a limited run of a tweaked 8700K.

We all knew that.

Hopefully I'll win one.
 

borandi

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So to clarify, I've been sitting in my Computex hotel room for 36+ hrs testing for the review using a system I borrowed from ASRock. I've set as much up as I could similar to home (I have my review OS image and benchmarking SSD with me), including memory and such. For this review, the 8700K had the gaming data done on the system I was able to borrow, but the 8700K CPU data is from my testbed back home. I did do a couple of benchmarks of the 8700K on this system, and there was a good level of parity, but obviously it is not the most ideal scenario. I've done what I can with the hardware available while being 6000+ miles from home / office ;)

Ian
 

LTC8K6

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"For this review, the 8700K had the gaming data done on the system I was able to borrow"

I think he meant 8086K there.
 

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