IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,146 user samples
21,845 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
1,301 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
87.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
497 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
404 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1015 Pts 1126 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
121 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
476 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1089 Pts 1352 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 10,369,335 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.01 % Hugely higher market share.
+381%
0.21 %
Value
Value For Money
101 % Slightly better value.
+15%
88.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 73 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$300 $285 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
10 Months 4 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
134 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+15%
117 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
143 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
126 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
518 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+14%
456 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
549 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
498 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1006 Pts 1312 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1147 Pts 1362 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+19%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
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, 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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The Ryzen 7 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags behind for higher core workloads.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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