Today is a good day to get a deal on a great Intel processor: Walmart has an Intel Core i7-8700K for $ 313. It's $ 26 cheaper than the retailer's competition, and one of the lowest non-coupon coupon prices we've ever seen.
The Core i7-8700K is part of Intel's latest CPU range launched in late 2017. The eight-generation "Coffee Lake" chip is a prominent upgrade from the previous generation, due to an increase in the number of cores: While Lake Kaby (and earlier) the core processor offers two or four cores, the Coffee Lake section offers four or six cores. Thanks AMD.
This special CPU, Core i7-8700K, is a six-core processor that is unlocked with HyperThreading. It comes with a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and a 4.7GHz turbo boost. When we reviewed the Core i7-8700K in October, we called it "basically a better Kaby Lake CPU." That said, the i7-8700K has quite a lot of improvements that we do not recommend to choose i7-7700K unless "you want a feeling of regret right away."
I7-8700K just outperformed its predecessor. It's also a good choice of eight Ryzen 7 1700X cores for gaming, due to better single core performance. However, if you are a creator, AMD processors are better suited for you, thanks to a higher number of cores.