Intel Core i7 8086K Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 6 July 2018 at 11:52 AM EDT. Page 11 of 12. 13 Comments.

The Intel UHD Graphics 630 on the Core i7 8086K are basically no different from the graphics found with the i7-8700K. There remains the same 1.2GHz maximum frequency of the UHD Graphics 630. The Coffeelake UHD Graphics are good enough for a Linux desktop with VA-API video acceleration, basic OpenGL/Vulkan/WebGL acceleration for desktop/web-browser and other basic desktop use-cases. Only the lightest Vulkan/OpenGL games run fluidly with the current-generation Intel (non-Iris) graphics, but if you are just a desktop user, you can even run one or two 4K displays without issues, including OpenGL compositing under GNOME Shell, KDE KWin, etc. For those interested in graphics benchmarks, below are some reference numbers on the stock and overclocked i7-808K.

Some additional UHD Graphics 630 numbers from this Linux 4.18 + Mesa 18.2-dev graphics stack on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS can be found via this result file.

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