According to Intel, this new limited edition i7 8086K, which is a 6 core 12 threads CPU could turbo boost up to 5GHz normally. It’s pretty much similar as the previous 4th Gen i7 4790K. Therefore, we are going to try a rough overclocking on this CPU under Corsair H100iv2 AIO CPU liquid cooling.
After the CPU has totally cool down, we are start to adjust the Core Ratio and Cache to 50x, then applied and run a benchmark. After a quick OC by simple ‘drag-and-approve’, the bench score has rises from 2367 to 2733, which is around 14% better improvement. Plus, it’s passed the stress test.
Then we re-run the Cinebench again, the result is totally different. It’s around 15% more on OpenGL test, 16% more on CPU Multi core, and 25.3% boost on CPU single Core, which is a huge improvement for gaming actually.
As a result, the Intel 8086K has impressed us! according to the OC result, it could be easy to boost to 5GHz without any trouble when Turbo boost has been enabled, and if you put this CPU under a LC cooler, it could go further then you expected. Unfortunately, we don’t want to void the warranty, so we haven’t try to delid it or doing any further OC work, but we still believe the 8086K has a huge potential for the extreme OC as well.