Intel had to push the core count on its mainstream processors with Coffee Lake. This was inevitable, and frankly, would have been unthinkable had chip maker introduced yet another generation of quad-core CPUs in light of how AMD has redrawn the battle lines with Ryzen and Threadripper.
And, so, here we are.
The Intel Core i7-8700K leads the pack of a new generation of Coffee Lake-S desktop processors with six-cores, 12-threads and higher frequencies than any of AMD’s Ryzen 7 processors. After testing the processor for a week, the new flagship chip is everything we’ve ever wanted from Intel with stellar gaming experiences, hyper-threading performance that outpaces Ryzen and plenty of room for overclocking.
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