Intel Core i7-8700K successfuly overclocked to 5.3GHz on MSI Z370 KRAIT Gaming Motherboard!

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Intel will launch their 8th generation processors next month, and enthusiasts will be excited to know that the flagship Core i7-8700K is an excellent overclocker.

The Overclock

Intel’s Core i7-8700K was overclocked to 5.3GHz on an MSI KRAIT Z370 Motherboard according to a Chinese Source. The proof is in the below image:-

 

Low Voltage of Coffee Lake Processors?

EXP Review’s report says that the i7-8700K along with other Coffee Lake CPUs will have a very low voltage. This means that there is a ton of headroom for overclocking, but after 5.0GHz there could be problems. This is because of Intel’s usage of Thermal Interface Material (TIM) instead of solder.

Read the full article by EXP Review here

Intel Core i7-8700K is a 6 Core 12 Threaded CPU with a TDP of 95W and a Base and Boost clock of 3.8GHz and 4.7GHz respectively.