IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen+ (2018)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,072 user samples
83,704 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
368 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
110 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
88.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
110 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
404 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1089 Pts 1130 Pts +4%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
121 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
473 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1252 Pts 1353 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 9,330,401 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.77 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,612%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
106 % Better value.
+20%
88.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
138 % Hugely more popular.
+92%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$320 $290 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
8 Months 2 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+32%
117 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
612 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+34%
457 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
637 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+29%
494 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1158 Pts 1310 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+13%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1329 Pts 1365 Pts +3%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Zen+ (2018)
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 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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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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