IntelBX80684I78700K
IntelBX80662I76700K

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Skylake (2015)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 268,779 user samples
63,902 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
204,877 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
110 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
90.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
128 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
538 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
442 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1095 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+61%
679 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
144 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
527 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1256 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+63%
771 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,488,958 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.05 % Hugely higher market share.
+125%
1.8 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Better value.
+26%
83.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
143 % Much more popular.
+57%
91 %
Price
Price (score)
$330 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
$359
Age
Newest
6 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
32 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+8%
142 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+9%
147 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
613 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+19%
516 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
637 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+16%
547 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1154 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+63%
710 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1330 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+64%
813 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
12 MB 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $339.00 - $350.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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 Core i7-6700K is Intel's latest "Skylake" flagship processor. It replaces the hugely successful i7-4790K and takes the crown as the fastest mainstream consumer CPU available. Comparing performance and specs between the 4790K and 6700K shows that the configuration is largely unchanged (same base clocks, cores, threads) but the improved manufacturing process (14nm) brings a small reduction in TDP and a performance improvement of 8%; almost exactly the same jump as between the Ivy Bridge 3770K and Haswell 4770K. Owners of any unlocked-K Intel CPU from Sandy Bridge or onwards still have no real reason to upgrade as the performance improvements are largely academic but the i7-6700K will be the CPU of choice for the vast majority of top end PC builds in 2015. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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