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Review: MSI Infinite A 8th

by Parm Mann on 27 July 2018, 09:00


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Benchmarks: CPU

This is our first experience of the 65W Core i7-8700, and at first glance, MSI's implementation falls a tad short of expectations. The 4.6GHz chip is suitably quick in single-threaded PiFast, but the multi-threaded Cinebench and Handbrake benchmarks are a little off the pace. We'd expect this CPU to score around 1,400 in Cinebench, and perusing our log files reveals that the below-average score can be attributed to throttling, with the hexa-core part dialling down to 3.2GHz when the going gets tough.