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IntelBX80684I78700K

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Zen (2017)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.7GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,175 user samples
4,251 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 985
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
33,924 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.4 % 110 % Much faster effective speed.
+44%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 140 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
395 Pts 537 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 1098 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+172%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+37%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts 624 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+38%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts 1263 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+178%
Market Share
Based on 7,391,669 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % 2.84 % Hugely higher market share.
+761%
Value
Value For Money
105 % 105 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % 138 % Much more popular.
+79%
Price
Price (score)
$125 Much cheaper.
+62%
$330
Age
Newest
6 Months 4 Months Much more recent.
+33%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+27%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts 154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+39%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 160 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+33%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
439 Pts 612 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+39%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
473 Pts 638 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+35%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
436 Pts 1162 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+167%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
479 Pts 1330 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+178%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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