Intel Core i7-8700K 4.7Ghz Turbo Six Core Coffee Lake CPU Processor OEM - LGA1151 £308.50 @ AWIT
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Intel Core i7-8700K 4.7Ghz Turbo Six Core Coffee Lake CPU Processor OEM - LGA1151 £308.50 @ AWIT

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Found 23rd Jan
CPU Type: Intel Core i7
CPU Model: 8700K
Socket: 1151
Architecture: Coffee Lake
Manufacturing Process: 14 nm
No. of Cores 6 Core
No. of Threads: 12
Core Ratio: 37 x
Clock Speed: 3.7 GHz
Turbo Speed: 4.7 GHz
DMI Speed: 8 GT/s
Unlocked Core Multiplier: Yes
Max. Memory Size: 64 GB
Max. Memory Speed: DDR4 - 2666
Max. Memory Channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC Memory Support: Not Supported
Intel Optane Memory Support: Yes
Scalability: 1 Socket/Processor ONLY
Max. PCIe Lanes Supported: 16
Processor Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Base GPU Speed: 350 MHz
Max. GPU Speed: 1200 MHz
Max. GPU Resolution: 4096x2304 (4K) @60Hz
Intel® Smart Cache: 12MB
Max. TDP: 95W
Thermal Specification: 100 °C
Heatsink: Not Included, Sold Separately
Package Type: OEM
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Please Note: Intel 8th. Gen 'Coffee Lake' CPUs are ONLY compatible with Intel Z370 Motherboards.
They also sell binned 8700K's so these will have failed the binning process so dont expect more than 4.7GHz and then not running very cool.
Thanks ordered. Guess I'll have to order the rest of the pc now
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Das pretty cheap mane.

Great CPU, bluddy love mine.
Damn should probably buy this soon because I don't think my I3 6100 will be able to last much longer with my GTX 1080
Ricardo_Patoleia1 m ago

Damn should probably buy this soon because I don't think my I3 6100 will …Damn should probably buy this soon because I don't think my I3 6100 will be able to last much longer with my GTX 1080


Good god man, you took the save a little here for little better gpu to the extreme. Get yourself an i7 🏻
Now I admit this is a very good deal, especially if you can get a cheap mobo and a cooler capable of clocking this near 5.0*6*2(HT).

But the constant motherboard refreshes do bug me, so I think even now I might have plumped for the r 7 1700 + b350 I currently have.

Each to their own I guess!
Please Note: Intel 8th. Gen 'Coffee Lake' CPUs are ONLY compatible with Intel Z370 Motherboards.
Thanks ordered. Guess I'll have to order the rest of the pc now
Hey, it would be nice to know if this OEM sku is eligble and included for the current ASUS cashback scheme. Or otherwise for the Retail Box versions only? Then that could explain why this OEM version was reduced.

Worth reading the fine print / small print and checking up on that.
corrazy11 m ago

Good god man, you took the save a little here for little better gpu to the …Good god man, you took the save a little here for little better gpu to the extreme. Get yourself an i7 🏻


I had 960 and upgraded to 1080
Edited by: "Ricardo_Patoleia" 23rd Jan
dreamcat416 m ago

Hey, it would be nice to know if this OEM sku is eligble and included for …Hey, it would be nice to know if this OEM sku is eligble and included for the current ASUS cashback scheme. Or otherwise for the Retail Box versions only? Then that could explain why this OEM version was reduced.Worth reading the fine print / small print and checking up on that.


I swear they've just updated the description to say it's eligible.
They also sell binned 8700K's so these will have failed the binning process so dont expect more than 4.7GHz and then not running very cool.
powerbrick1 h, 34 m ago

They also sell binned 8700K's so these will have failed the binning …They also sell binned 8700K's so these will have failed the binning process so dont expect more than 4.7GHz and then not running very cool.


Hmm it's possible that AWD-IT have tested the chip you get and it hasn't hit the heights of the better ones they have personally guaranteed to hit X speeds.

However the CPU itself won't get out the door at Intel without hitting tight spec requirements to be a K series. The next binning down and Intel just lock them off as slightly slower i7 8700 non K.

This means there should be no worry at all that it'll be somehow inferior. Even if it's not one of the better samples you'll still get some OC on it, be able to lock all 6 cores to a higher speed and it'll still be the fastest gaming CPU in the world....
vulcanproject4 m ago

Hmm it's possible that AWD-IT have tested the chip you get and it hasn't …Hmm it's possible that AWD-IT have tested the chip you get and it hasn't hit the heights of the better ones they have personally guaranteed to hit X speeds.However the CPU itself won't get out the door at Intel without hitting tight spec requirements to be a K series. The next binning down and Intel just lock them off as slightly slower i7 8700 non K.This means there should be no worry at all that it'll be somehow inferior. Even if it's not one of the better samples you'll still get some OC on it, be able to lock all 6 cores to a higher speed and it'll still be the fastest gaming CPU in the world....


???? which is 4.7, as I said.
powerbrick2 m ago

???? which is 4.7, as I said.


You said they won't overclock and they will be hot at 4.7GHz.

I said they hit spec so won't be extremely hot at standard and will overclock even if it's not as much as the best samples.
vulcanproject1 m ago

You said they won't overclock and they will be hot at 4.7GHz.I said they …You said they won't overclock and they will be hot at 4.7GHz.I said they hit spec so won't be extremely hot at standard and will overclock even if it's not as much as the best samples.


'don't expect' != 'they won't'
powerbrick5 m ago

'don't expect' != 'they won't'


Yes. This is a 4.7GHz processor as standard and you said and I quote "don't expect more than 4.7GHz"

I ran this through my giant logic computo-matic machine and it confirms that means you just said they won't overclock. Anything else?
vulcanproject6 m ago

Yes. This is a 4.7GHz processor as standard and you said and I quote …Yes. This is a 4.7GHz processor as standard and you said and I quote "don't expect more than 4.7GHz"I ran this through my giant logic computo-matic machine and it confirms that means you just said they won't overclock. Anything else?


Never said won't, you a bit special?
powerbrick5 m ago

Never said won't, you a bit special?


Are you? If it's standard @ 4.7 and you are telling people to not expect more than standard what are you saying?

That you shouldn't expect them to overclock.

Sitting here arguing about semantics doesn't change your essential statement and just seems pointless.
you could of gotten a retail boxed one with 3 years warranty for £316 delivered just last week

I did post it on here but the mods took it down, it was a legit eBay seller ''monoprice'' they sold 500 within a few hours

this is a decent price but not keen on OEM
vulcanproject34 m ago

Are you? If it's standard @ 4.7 and you are telling people to not expect …Are you? If it's standard @ 4.7 and you are telling people to not expect more than standard what are you saying?That you shouldn't expect them to overclock. Sitting here arguing about semantics doesn't change your essential statement and just seems pointless.


You're paying more for a K because you will overclock it.

So if this place is binning them to sell the best ones for more and this is the slowest bin then it's not exactly a very good ticket for the overclock in lottery is it?
This is a 4.7ghz "single-core" processor. Intel do not guarantee any speeds between the base 3.7ghz and the single-core 4.7ghz under any other load condition.

Most will hit 4.7ghz all-core, but the required voltage and temperatures (thereby cost of cooling) will vary. If this is a failed bin chip you may be getting a dud, putting aside the legal issues of selling a used product.
retrend33 m ago

You're paying more for a K because you will overclock it. So if this place …You're paying more for a K because you will overclock it. So if this place is binning them to sell the best ones for more and this is the slowest bin then it's not exactly a very good ticket for the overclock in lottery is it?



They sell one guaranteed bin- 5GHz chips that are de-lidded. That's it. It's not a high bar for a de-lidded 8700K! Some other sites bin all of what they have and sell them @ 5.2GHz, 5.1GHz, 5.0GHz, 4.9GHz etc but AWD-IT don't here.

All that suggests to me they don't do this systematically to their stock. Just that they have tested a relatively small amount, and de-lidded some of the better ones to sell at a premium.

I seriously doubt that they have tested and de-lidded every single chip that will do 5GHz because most of them manage that anyway, and they would have more de-lidded ones than standard warrantied OEM ones. 5GHz is bang average. Could be extremely costly for them if they don't sell them all!

You can pay £40 more elsewhere for your lottery ticket (and still get an average chip) or you can buy this and chances are it'll still overclock plenty since it is a K version. Even the worst samples I have seen do 4.9GHz on all six cores without melting a half decent AIO. Quite a lot faster than a non K 8700 especially with all 6 cores engaged at those clocks, that's where most of the money is for a K version- having all the cores at those high clocks.
Edited by: "vulcanproject" 24th Jan
If you love this deal so much why don't you marry it?
Edited by: "retrend" 24th Jan
These intel generations are starting to look like the iphone generations

NEW BUT SAME
dont think you'd get an OEM that cheap even on ebay
retrend7 h, 28 m ago

If you love this deal so much why don't you marry it?



That is the most primary school thing i think i have ever read on here
You've missed a trick, its not sold by AWIT - it's AWD-IT.

This dealer is approved for the Asus cashback promotion on this deal: hotukdeals.com/dea…393

I personally went for the 8700K retail for the better warranty and because it's a sealed unit, no chance of them putting a poor performer in a retail box
Edited by: "Brozart" 24th Jan
retrend8 h, 12 m ago

If you love this deal so much why don't you marry it?


I'm just happy to spend a little time explaining to you why selling a few de-lidded chips with a guarantee of 5GHz is highly unlikely to mean every single other OEM chip they sell can't reach 5GHz.

It just doesn't really follow in this case for this processor. If you de-lid an 8700K you're pretty much nailed on for 5GHz no matter what anyway.
vulcanproject10 h, 51 m ago

They sell one guaranteed bin- 5GHz chips that are de-lidded. That's it. …They sell one guaranteed bin- 5GHz chips that are de-lidded. That's it. It's not a high bar for a de-lidded 8700K! Some other sites bin all of what they have and sell them @ 5.2GHz, 5.1GHz, 5.0GHz, 4.9GHz etc but AWD-IT don't here.All that suggests to me they don't do this systematically to their stock. Just that they have tested a relatively small amount, and de-lidded some of the better ones to sell at a premium.I seriously doubt that they have tested and de-lidded every single chip that will do 5GHz because most of them manage that anyway, and they would have more de-lidded ones than standard warrantied OEM ones. 5GHz is bang average. Could be extremely costly for them if they don't sell them all!You can pay £40 more elsewhere for your lottery ticket (and still get an average chip) or you can buy this and chances are it'll still overclock plenty since it is a K version. Even the worst samples I have seen do 4.9GHz on all six cores without melting a half decent AIO. Quite a lot faster than a non K 8700 especially with all 6 cores engaged at those clocks, that's where most of the money is for a K version- having all the cores at those high clocks.


I was with you up until “They”.(highfive)
Edited by: "Bruce_Dwayne" 24th Jan
The bottom of the pre-binned barrel hey?
May as well buy an 8700 for less and stick with stock speed then. Better chance of winning the silicon lottery with a random 8700 than a pre-binned bottom stock 8700K even if you can't overclock it
Great price! Can't comment on AWIT though as I've never ordered from them.

OC'd to 5GHz as my mobo came with a preset profile for it. Had to delid to get a stable 5.1GHz OC though.
My i7 6700k is better
robodan9181 h, 21 m ago

The bottom of the pre-binned barrel hey?May as well buy an 8700 for less …The bottom of the pre-binned barrel hey?May as well buy an 8700 for less and stick with stock speed then. Better chance of winning the silicon lottery with a random 8700 than a pre-binned bottom stock 8700K even if you can't overclock it


An 8700 runs 4.3GHz absolute best case scenario on 6 cores. Pick a random 8700K and they will all do 4.7 on all cores with multi core enhancement enabled on decent supporting boards.

They are a fair bit faster even without manually overclocking.
vulcanproject8 h, 49 m ago

An 8700 runs 4.3GHz absolute best case scenario on 6 cores. Pick a random …An 8700 runs 4.3GHz absolute best case scenario on 6 cores. Pick a random 8700K and they will all do 4.7 on all cores with multi core enhancement enabled on decent supporting boards. They are a fair bit faster even without manually overclocking.


How much cooler does the 8700 run than the bottom-bin 8700K?
longevity is another important factor when I'm making a purchase
Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced Intel CPUs, so doesn't make any sense to build right now if you're not in dire need of something new. At least wait until March for Ryzen+ release.
CoumbBarr20006 h, 52 m ago

Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced …Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced Intel CPUs, so doesn't make any sense to build right now if you're not in dire need of something new. At least wait until March for Ryzen+ release.


Won’t the new Intel MBs and CPUs be coming out around the same time?

Problem with not buying now (which I can’t afford anyway) is how long until prices are going to ‘normalise’. Fingers crossed we’re not talking years
CoumbBarr20009 h, 7 m ago

Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced …Prices for PC components are bonkers right now, especially overpriced Intel CPUs, so doesn't make any sense to build right now if you're not in dire need of something new. At least wait until March for Ryzen+ release.


I mean, the Intel CPUs are at historical norms for each of their product lines...

308.50 is pretty spot on for their i7 k version.
Nate14923 h, 34 m ago

I mean, the Intel CPUs are at historical norms for each of their product …I mean, the Intel CPUs are at historical norms for each of their product lines...308.50 is pretty spot on for their i7 k version.


Yeah, I was speaking more about the RAM and GPU prices, has a surge in prices like this happened before and returned back down?
mdentz4 h, 53 m ago

Yeah, I was speaking more about the RAM and GPU prices, has a surge in …Yeah, I was speaking more about the RAM and GPU prices, has a surge in prices like this happened before and returned back down?


The other person was not, specifically talking about 'crazy intel prices' which they aren't.

And yes, RAM has went up in the past as well, but the GPU thing is a blip that is new.

Bitcoin will crash or stabilize, likely just crash though... And then the GPU bubble will follow.
Nate14921 h, 50 m ago

The other person was not, specifically talking about 'crazy intel prices' …The other person was not, specifically talking about 'crazy intel prices' which they aren't.And yes, RAM has went up in the past as well, but the GPU thing is a blip that is new.Bitcoin will crash or stabilize, likely just crash though... And then the GPU bubble will follow.


Can you hope. I mean I’m not hoping people lose money on the whole bitcoin thing, but it would be nice to be able to build a decent PC for gaming without having to spend the premiums that are being asked of right now.
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