Vic 40 said:
Ive seen in early reviews that i7-8700k can chug more than a healthy 300W of power when loaded on all cores. 1080ti FTW3 is said to draw max 280W.
I bet you looked at what the whole system is using.
I could have, few reviews would state "whole system with GPU being idle" and other would not say anything.
Yeah this one says "whole system with GPU being idle http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i7_8700k_processor_review,27.html
shows 312W in "Wildlands"
Tom's own review does not say if its full system or not, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-coffee-lake-i7-8700k-cpu,5252-12.html
shows up to 170W in AVX without offset
i expected to see more reviews (not counting those 2 page 'articles' that dont even dig into thermals or power consumptioon)