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Intel's Coffee Lake 8700K reportedly overclocks to 4.8GHz with ease

5GHz overclocks are said to be possible with the correct cooling

Intel's Coffee Lake 8700K reportedly overclocks to 4.8GHz with ease

Intel's Coffee Lake 8700K reportedly overclocks to 4.8GHz with ease

 
Some early reports are indicating that Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake i7 8700K will overclock to around 4.8GHz with ease when using conventional CPU cooling, with some stating that these chips will not need excessively high voltages to achieve this feat. 
 
It has also been suggested by the same sources that overclocks of 5GHz are also possible, though it will likely require a more advanced cooling setup and will likely require a CPU delid to maintain low operating temperatures. 
 
At this point, it is almost a certainty that Intel will use their own thermal paste as a thermal interface material between their Coffee Lake CPUs and their CPU's IHS (integrated heat spreader), instead of using soldering their CPU's directly to the IHS. This means that Intel's use of thermal paste will likely limit the overclocking potential of Coffee Lake.

  

Intel's Coffee Lake 8700K reportedly overclocks to 4.8GHz with ease  

 

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23-09-2017, 14:27:59

NeverBackDown
So... nothing really new? Just less voltage on a long in the tooth mature process? Nothing surprising.Quote

23-09-2017, 14:51:51

Korreborg
But six core @ 5+ ghz that's a lot of performance.Quote

23-09-2017, 15:07:43

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Korreborg View Post
But six core @ 5+ ghz that's a lot of performance.
Still behind in multi threaded.Quote

23-09-2017, 15:17:35

russler
cant wait for these to land, will go great with a high end nvidia gpu.Quote

23-09-2017, 16:51:42

Wraith
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Originally Posted by russler View Post
cant wait for these to land, will go great with a high end nvidia gpu.
Too right, 8700K and a pair of 1080Tis Quote
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