Intel Core i7 8086K Linux Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 6 July 2018. Page 3 of 12. 13 Comments

First up are the Linux gaming benchmarks on the tested processors. Again, the same Linux 4.18 + Mesa 18.2-dev stack was used across the systems, the CPUFreq/P-State scaling drivers in their performance mode, and the Radeon RX Vega 64 was the graphics card in use. All systems were running with their memory at DDR4-3200MHz and at stock speeds except for the additional "all-cores" 5.0GHz i7-8086K overclock for this article.

When running Dota 2 with OpenGL at 1080p, the Intel Coffeelake CPUs remained faster than the AMD Ryzen/Ryzen+ hardware. The i7-8086K was just mere frames faster than the i7-8700K except when overclocked though at stock speeds was 13% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X.

On a performance-per-Watt basis, the Intel Coffeelake CPUs squeezed by doing better than the Ryzen CPUs. As a reminder, the Ryzen 7 2700X has a 105 Watt TDP while the Core i7 CPUs tested have a 95 Watt rated TDP.

With Dota 2 on Vulkan, the Intel CPUs continued running faster than the current Ryzen processors.

With the Vulkan-powered port of Thrones of Britannia by Feral Interactive, the Intel Coffeelake CPUs were ahead of the AMD Zen processors. Between the i7 8700K and i7 8086K wasn't any real difference except when overclocked.


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