IntelBX80684I78700
$320
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF
 $320 

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.2GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,784 user samples
59 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
11,725 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
87.8 % -21%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
107 Pts -25%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+30%
400 Pts -30%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts -14% 1198 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+14%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
116 Pts -22%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
462 Pts -19%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1118 Pts -18% 1323 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 5,465,458 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % -1,140% 1.86 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,140%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Better value.
+20%
85.3 % -20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -77% 94 % Much more popular.
+77%
Price
Price (score)
$320 -2% $315 +2%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
7 Months -100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts -32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores -33% 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads -33% 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -6% 3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
3.8 GHz -21%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
140 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
112 Pts -25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
146 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
121 Pts -21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
541 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+22%
445 Pts -22%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
562 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
480 Pts -17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1030 Pts -25% 1283 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+25%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1172 Pts -13% 1325 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+13%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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, 9MB 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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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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