Editors Liked

  • Strong Multi-Thread performance
  • Most affordable 6-core in the Coffee Lake lineup
  • Intel stock cooler included in the box
  • Often bests previous-generation Core i7-7700K flagship CPU on multi-core tests
  • Best-in-class gaming performance, when paired with a dedicated graphics card

Editors Didn't Like

  • No HyperThreading
  • Requires New Motherboards
  • Manual overclocking yields limited gains
  • Only Z370 motherboards available at launch