Page 1:Intel Core i7-8086K 40th Anniversary Model
Page 2:Forty Years Of x86
Page 3:Silicon Lottery, Overclocking & Test Setup
Page 4:VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
Page 5:Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
Page 6:Far Cry Primal, GTA: V & Hitman
Page 7:Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
Page 8:Office & Productivity
Page 9:Rendering, Encoding & Compression
Page 10:Final Analysis
Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
Civilization VI AI Test
Civilization's AI test measures performance in a turn-based strategy game and tends to favor per-core performance.
At stock settings, the Core i7-8086K surprisingly trailed Core i7-8700K and -8700, though just barely. Overclocking provides a minuscule boost over the other tuned Intel processors.
Civilization VI Graphics Test
Core i5-8600K dominated at both stock and overclocked settings, which tells us that this benchmark prefers physical cores over logical resources. The overclocked Core i7-8086K fell next in line with a lead over competing Core i7 and Ryzen 7 models. However, it trailed the -8700 by 1 FPS on average at stock settings.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Dawn of War responds well to Intel's high clock rates, so it was no surprise to find overclocked Coffee Lake-based CPUs at the top of our chart.
Although the overclocked Core i7-8086K landed in first place, it's clear that the outcome in Dawn of War III was limited by graphics performance up top.
A stock Core i7-8086K beat the -8700K. But the difference between them was so small that the -8086K's 300 MHz peak Turbo Boost advantage didn't seem to help much.
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- Intel Core i7-8086K 40th Anniversary Model
- Forty Years Of x86
- Silicon Lottery, Overclocking & Test Setup
- VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
- Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
- Far Cry Primal, GTA: V & Hitman
- Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
- Office & Productivity
- Rendering, Encoding & Compression
- Final Analysis