Overclocking Performance: GPU Tests

In the third page of the review we showed our overclocking results, with our CPU managing to hit 5.1 GHz stable with a sizeable increase in voltage. 5.1 GHz was also high in temperatures, so for our benchmark suite, we dialed back to 5.0 GHz and run a number of our tests again at this fast speed. We also ran some benchmarks at stock frequency but with increased DRAM frequencies. We initially ran the DRAM in our ASRock provided system at DDR4-3466, slightly overclocked beyond its DDR4-3200 sticker value.

For this page (and the next), we’ll show the overclocked results of the Core i7-8086K using the fast memory kits as well as the 5.0 GHz overclocked setting (at base memory). The Core i7-8700K numbers are also included for reference.

Civilization 6

Civilization 6 (1080p, Ultra)

Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor (1080p, Ultra)

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (1080p, Ultra)

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto (1080p, VHigh)

There's not much to say with our GPU testing since we ended up being GPU-bound most of the time against the Radeon RX 580. In a more CPU-limited scenario overclocking should help, but these aren't it. Though at some point I'd like to dig into Civilization 6 turn times with the 8086K, as that stands to prove more impactful.

Overclocking Performance: CPU Tests Conclusions: Save Your Money
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  • Marlin1975 - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    You used a "Cooler Master CLC"? Is that what comes with the CPU? If not then this is a awful review. Should use what cooler it comes with. Reply
  • Beany2013 - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    it doesn't come with a cooler, as far as I'm aware. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    Correct. Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    Should have run it naked then, what were you thinking? /s Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    I was thinking that getting blocked by content filters for indecency would hurt my business... Reply
  • deathBOB - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    You see indecency, I see a new (and potentially lucrative) take on PC hardware reviews. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    That was already tried in the 90s. It doesn't work as well as you might think. (RIP PCXL) Reply
  • Alexvrb - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    See that's the problem with content filters... always chafin' me. Reply
  • npz - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    I guess you haven't bought any unlocked Intel cpus before Reply
  • SirMaster - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    Well, you can't say "before". You would have to say more recently. My unlocked 4770K came with a heatsink/fan. Reply

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