IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD1200BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 155,292 user samples
140,085 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
15,207 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
107 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
68.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
94.7 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
519 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+47%
353 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1073 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+197%
361 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+35%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+36%
448 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1243 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+177%
448 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,957,687 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+966%
0.35 %
Value
Value For Money
97.8 % 104 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
150 % Hugely more popular.
+90%
79 %
Price
Price (score)
$370 $94 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
11 Months More recent.
+15%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+19%
3.1 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+38%
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
110 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
159 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+32%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
594 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+38%
430 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
635 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+35%
470 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1146 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+166%
431 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1318 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+179%
472 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The Ryzen 3 1200 is the second of AMD's new entry level CPUs which feature the latest Zen core architecture, as already seen in the Ryzen 5 and 7 series. Like its sister, the Ryzen 3 1300X, the 1200 is a four core CPU which offers fantastic value for money. Priced at just $109, this unlocked processor has stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz respectively, compared to 3.5 / 3.7 GHz for the 1300X. Early benchmarks show that the Ryzen 3 1200 is worthy competition to Intel's six month old and currently 50% more expensive i3-7320. This may make the fact that the 1200 comes without integrated graphics more forgivable. The dual core, hyperthreaded i3-7320 beats the 1300 in single threaded tests by over 20% but the 1200 wins in multi-threaded tasks, scoring 10% higher for quad-core benchmarks, making the Ryzen 3 1200 a better choice for thread intensive workloads. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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