Editors Liked

  • Great for high-end gaming and competent at productivity
  • Intel's six cores beat AMD's eight cores in many production tasks
  • Lower price-per-thread than competition
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Strong multi-thread performance
  • 4.7GHz single core

Editors Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive compared to Ryzen
  • The 8700K runs hot and pulls a lot of watts
  • Z-series motherboard requirement
  • Requires new motherboards, despite using LGA1151 socket