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IntelBX80684I78700K

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.7GHz Zen+ (2018)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,696 user samples
2,685 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
71,011 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % 110 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts 537 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1308 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+19%
1095 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 157 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1415 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+13%
1250 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,851,887 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 4.23 % Hugely higher market share.
+370%
Value
Value For Money
97.3 % 106 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 135 % Much more popular.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$315 +3% $325
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
7 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
123 Pts 154 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts 160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
480 Pts 606 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+26%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
516 Pts 633 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+23%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1368 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+19%
1153 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1419 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+7%
1329 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ (2018) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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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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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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