IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD

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

  

Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 124,651 user samples
124,389 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 245th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
107 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+85%
57.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+60%
85.7 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+89%
275 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1079 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+143%
444 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+41%
110 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+69%
360 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1233 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+144%
505 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,301,358 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,488%
0.08 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
145 % Hugely more popular.
+113%
68 %
Age
Newest
10 Months 6+ Months Much more recent.
+40%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+42%
106 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+39%
115 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
596 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+71%
349 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
632 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+66%
381 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1138 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+127%
501 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1317 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+154%
518 Pts
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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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