Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition - Power Consumption Tests

The Coffee Lake architecture is meant to improve overall system power consumption and add to the efficiency. In the case of the 8th Gen CPUs, we are looking at refined 14nm++ process which allows Intel to gain improved clock speeds and increase the number of cores within the same power envelope.

With the frequency bump, the new chips do end up with higher power consumption both in idle and load states. The Intel Core i7-8086K when overclocked, breaches the 400W barrier. The Core i7-8700K also remains over 400W with an overclock of 5.2 GHz while the Core i5-8600K was steady at 386W when overclocked to 5.1 GHz.

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The Intel Core i7-8086K features great performance out of the box and celebrates one of the most iconic moment in the x86 architecture history but the Core i7-8700K does almost everything that the 8086K could do for $70 US less.

Pros
  • Great out of the box performance (4 GHz base / 5 GHz boost clocks)
  • Fastest Intel 6 core processor as of right now
  • Faster multitasking performance
  • Excellent Gaming performance
  • Features enhanced 14nm++ process node and 6/12 core config
  • Over 4 GHz boost across all cores at stock configuration
  • Great overclocking capabilities
Cons
  • Very high price ($429 US)
  • Very high power consumption when overclocked
  • Very high temperatures when overclocked
  • Performance not that great when compared to the Core i7-8700K (both stock and overclocked)

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