Intel Core i7-8700K CPU Review: Page 3 of 6

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Unboxing & A Closer Look

 

Intel Core i7-8700K

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.

Intel Core i7-8700K

The rear of the box is not much different.

Intel Core i7-8700K

Opening it up, we are greeted with our CPU nestled between to ESD safe sheets of foam.

Intel Core i7-8700K

Our CPU bares only the engineering sample markings but does have the retail clock speed laser engraved.

Intel Core i7-8700K

The rear of the LGA 1151 chip isn’t much changed from previous generations.

Intel Core i7-8700K

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.

Intel Core i7-8700K

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.

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