Coffe lake engineering sample doing 5GHz
You can OC it to 6Ghz using liquid nitrogen but the retail version will be stuck at poor 4.3Ghz single core and 4Ghz on all cores, what a lame cpu.
Are you trying to say that they will not be able to be overclocked? That is a patently false statement.
No, I wasn't trying to say that.
I speak from the point of view of those ones who want to buy a CPU without OC them, yes they do exist. Such persons, me included, would like to have the fastest CPU for gaming when changing rig every lot of years and they choose the quickest game CPU therefore I7 7700K.
We are sad to know that Coffee Lake will be worst in gaming than a year old i7 7700k.
I do not want to overclock CPUs, I hope you won't blame me for that
And you are making that assumption on what? There are no retail versions of the chips yet just a few engineering samples that could or could not be like the final retail chip. So you are just speculating at this point.
Statistics say that Engineering Samples are always toned down in terms of Ghz by roughly 10%.
Unless this is the very first case in history that an ES is toned down by a 25-30%, the final numbers are quite closely predictable as f.i. just happened for Skylake and Kaby Lake when ESs were roughly 10% toned down.
In addition being Coffee Lake 14nm the IPC will be the same, despite Intel labels it 14nm++ just to catch the marketing hype. Skylake IPC was the same of Kaby Lake IPC which is the same of Coffee Lake IPC because they share the very same 14nm old archtecture.
You are one of a few rare people ho spends premium on a K unlocked processor that doesn't want to overclock it. And then blames the company. Is like asking Ferrari to sell you a Minivan faster than a formula one car. Those processors are like formula one cars, you have to tweak them
You made my day mate.
Cause I am not an OClocker, in your opinion, I can't buy a K CPU and complain it is slower in gaming than a year older CPU. Funny.
I am entitled to buy a K CPU even if I don't overclock it, that's because the 8700 without K doesn't have the same frequencies of the K version, therefore your statement pertains to those snob elitarian guys which OC CPU and think the non oveerclockers ones have to be wiped out from earth.
I have fiddled with OC a while in my life, I am just too old too get fun out of it anymore.
Intel is producing IMHO another Skylake X fiasco if to have the most FPS out of a game you are forced to buy an year old CPU called 7700k.
The i7 7700K 4.5Ghz Turbo (at the moment of this writing) is $340 USD and the i7 7700 4.2 Ghz turbo is $305 USD. Is the extra 300 MHz worth the extra $35 USD?. NO. That's a chunk of money that would be better spent towards a better GPU, monitor, nicer case, prostitutes etc(whatever you are in to). The price/performance isn't worth it. The K processors are only worth getting if you're planning on overclocking, because they can overclock and beat the performance of more expensive CPU's. Gamers we benefit a lot using unlocked processors because (after overclocking) single core performance increases dramatically(example) The i7 2600k 3.8 GHz stock can be overclocked to 5GHz.