IntelBX80684I58600
IntelBX80684I78700

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.10 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,173 user samples
1,843 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
27,330 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.2 % 101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 129 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 494 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
709 Pts 1005 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+42%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts 137 Pts +4%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts 531 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
760 Pts 1086 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+43%
Market Share
Based on 10,932,898 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 1.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+553%
Value
Value For Money
101 % +2% 98.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 67 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$256 Cheaper.
+18%
$312
Age
Newest
5+ Months Much more recent.
+55%
11 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
127 Pts 133 Pts +5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
138 Pts 142 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
496 Pts 516 Pts +4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
538 Pts 549 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
732 Pts 1002 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+37%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
798 Pts 1144 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+43%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 N/A
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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The high-end hex core, 12 thread i7-8700 is second in Intel’s line up of 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs that witnesses an increase in the number of cores at each SKU, as well as further refinement on the 14nm architecture as seen in the 6th and 7th generations. The i7-8700 features a TDP of 65W, 12MB of L3 Cache and 16 PCIe lanes. Although the 8700 has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it has an all core boost of 4.3 GHz and a single core boost of 4.6 GHz. These are unusually high clocks for a non-K SKU, Intel have historically clocked their non-K SKUs around 10% lower than the flagship K variants but with Coffee Lake, the 8700 is almost a match for a stock 8700K. Priced at $320, the i7-8700 offers exceptional single, quad and multi-core processing power to the mainstream market but unfortunately a new 300 series chipset will also need to be factored into the purchase. AMD’s comparably priced Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8 core 16 thread processor which is around 20% faster at multi-threaded tasks, but has around 20% slower single and quad core performance so the choice between these two processors is use case dependant but generally favours Intel for most desktop users whose workloads are typically single or dual core bound.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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