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Intel Core i7 8700K Coffee Lake Desktop Processor Review

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  2. How its tested??
  3. Computing Benchmarks
  4. Memory Benchmarks Timing Preset Comparison
  5. Memory Benchmark 16 GB Vs 32 GB (2667 MHz)
  6. Overclocking Performance Analysis
  7. Power Consumption
  8. Discrete GPU Performance Analysis
  9. Turbo Clock Speed Analysis
  10. Conclusion
  11. Online Purchase Links
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Test System and Testing Methodology

The following setup is what’s used to test the MSI Z270 Krait Gaming motherboard:

Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Pro
Processor+ Cooler Intel Core i7 8700K + Noctua NH-U14S
Motherboard AORUS Z370 Gaming 7
RAM 16GB HyperX Savage DDR4
OS Drive 240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD
Secondary WD Red 3TB
PSU Thermaltake DPS-G Gold 750w
PC Case Lian Li A70F

This motherboard is tested with the Core i7 8700k. If you are interested to read its review which includes 32 GB, 2667 MHz configuration and even with graphics card performance, here you go! Enhanced multi-core performance is disabled by default.

The Benchmarks are as follows:

  • Computing Benchmarks

Benchmarks are done in stock settings with turbo enabled. No changes have been made in the BIOS except both CPU fans at high speed.

    • 7 Zip Benchmark
    • AIDA64- CPU and Memory Benchmark
    • Futuremark Benchmarks:
      • 3DMark Sky Diver and Fire Strike
      • PCMark 8 Benchmark
    • Video Encoding Benchmark
    • MP3 Encoding
    • Cinebench R15
  • Memory Benchmarks


  • 7 Zip Benchmark
  • 16 GB Test: 2133 MHz 15-15-15 @ 2T / 2400 MHz 13-15-15 @ 2T / 2666 MHz 13-15-15 @ 2T
  • 2666 MHz 13-15-15 @ 2T Test: 16GB Vs 32 GB

Benchmarks are done with Core i7 8700K @ 4.3 GHz. CPU fans set at High Speed.

Benchmark are as follows:

  • 7-Zip Compression and decompression benchmark
  • AIDA64 CPU and Memory benchmark
  • Futuremark Benchmark: PCMark 08, PCMark 10, 3DMark Benchmark
  • Bitcoin Mining Benchmark
  • Computational Benchmarks
  • Ocean Surface/ Particle Simulator Benchmarks
  • Cinebench R15 and 11.5 64-bit Benchmarks
  • Video Encoding Benchmarks (720p and 4K)
  • MP3 Encoding
  • Euler3D Benchmark
  • Overclocking Performance Analysis

    • 7 ZIP Benchmark
    • AIDA64 Benchmark
      • CPU Test
      • Memory Test
    • 3DMark Benchmark
    • PCMark 08 Benchmark
    • PCMark 10 Benchmark
    • Video Encoding
    • Cinebench R15 Benchmark
    • Cinebench 11.5 Benchmark
    • Temperature Analysis
  • Power Consumption

  • Discrete Graphics Card Performance with AORUS RX 580 XTR (with OC profile)

    • 3DMark Benchmarks
    • Game Benchmarks: DOOM OpenGL, ROTR DX12 Highest Setting, Hitman DX12 Highest Setting
  • Turbo Clock Speed Analysis


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