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Intel Core i7-8086K

Intel 8086K

The Intel Core i7-8086K is a high-end desktop processor with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced in mid 2018. It is a limited edition for the 40 year X86 anniversary and at the time of announcement the fastest Coffee-Lake CPU. The processor clocks at between 3.7 and 5 GHz and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i7-8086K is comparatively easy to overclock thanks to the unlocked multiplier. Compared to the cheaper i7-8700K (-66 Dollars) only the single core Turbo clock speed is faster (5 GHz versus 4.7 GHz).

Performance

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased by almost 50% compared to the Core i7-7700K when all cores are in use. Compared to the cheaper Core i7-8700K, the 8086K offers only a higher single core Turbo Boost and therefore in daily usage and gaming not faster. As a high-end model, the i7-8086K is suitable for the most demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz. The build is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 95 watts. Therefore, well-dimensioned cooling systems should easily manage to deal with the created heat. We expect increased efficiency due to the higher performance.

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameCoffee Lake
Series: Core i7 (Desktop) Coffee Lake
» Intel Core i7-8086K3700 - 5000 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K (compare)3700 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700 (compare)3200 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate3700 - 5000 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)95 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$425 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1408 Points (32%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
207 Points (97%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.2 Points (90%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
6541 Points (72%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
33064 Points (66%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
119.7 seconds (1%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
4 seconds (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
85.8 fps (59%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
233.6 fps (87%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (47%)
Blender 2.79 *
520 Seconds (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
10397 Points (29%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
15596 points (84%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5792 Points (91%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
26509 Points (73%)
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Reviews for the Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K processor

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 25 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790S
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700T
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Threadripper 2920X
   3.5 GHz / 6 MB + 32 MB
- Intel Core i9 7900X
   3.3 GHz / 10 MB + 13.8 MB
- Intel Xeon W-2145
   3.7 GHz / 8 MB + 11 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB + 25 MB
- Intel Core i9 (Desktop) 9900K
   3.6 GHz / 0 MB + 16 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
   3.7 GHz / 4096 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Core i9 8950HK
   2.9 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Xeon E-2186M
   2.9 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700
   3.2 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-08- 1)