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
Far Cry Primal, GTA: V & Hitman
Far Cry Primal
Tuning provided small average frame rate boosts to Intel's six-core Coffee Lake-based CPUs. Meanwhile, Core i7-8086K only offered a slight advantage versus the less expensive eighth-gen Core i7s.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V favors Intel architectures and, more generally, multi-core designs with high clock rates.
The stock and overclocked Core i7-8086K yielded a small advantage over the Core i7-8700K.
Our Hitman benchmark was rendered almost useless by a patch that imposed a 90 FPS cap on performance. A few weeks ago, though, a subsequent update restored our Hitman test to its prior glory.
With the frame cap removed, Intel's overclocked processors hit a performance ceiling that may be imposed by available graphics horsepower.
Shifting focus to the stock configurations, Intel's six-core CPUs were clearly faster than last generation's quad-core flagship.
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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