Intel Core i7-8700K CPU Review: Page 3 of 6
Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Unboxing & A Closer Look
As with all pre-release samples, out Intel Core i7-8700K comes in a non-descript black box. The only markings are a static sensitive device warning.
The rear of the box is not much different.
Opening it up, we are greeted with our CPU nestled between to ESD safe sheets of foam.
Our CPU bares only the engineering sample markings but does have the retail clock speed laser engraved.
The rear of the LGA 1151 chip isn’t much changed from previous generations.
We, of course, have to compare directly with the 7th generation counterpart, the i7-7700K pictured on the left. There is no serious difference as expected, they do use the same socket after all.
Same show on the rear, there is no changes outside of some minor SMD component differences. The 6-core part on the left does appear to have a bit higher component count than the 7700K on the left.