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IntelBX80684I78700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,395 user samples
17,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 985
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
34,292 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.2 % 111 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 141 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts 541 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
911 Pts 1107 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts 621 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1010 Pts 1256 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 7,515,242 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % 3.04 % Hugely higher market share.
+305%
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % 106 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 139 % Much more popular.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$210 Much cheaper.
+36%
$330
Age
Newest
10 Months 4 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+35%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 160 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts 611 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+35%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
489 Pts 636 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+30%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
978 Pts 1156 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+18%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1014 Pts 1331 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+31%
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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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