IntelBX80684I78700K
$380
IntelBX80677I77700K
 $380 

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.2GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,267 user samples
281 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 97% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 97% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
86,986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
112 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
100 % -12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts +1% 140 Pts -1%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
544 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
493 Pts -10%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1119 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+51%
742 Pts -51%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts +1% 155 Pts -1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
573 Pts -9%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1268 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+53%
828 Pts -53%
Market Share
Based on 5,465,458 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % -704% 6.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+704%
Value
Value For Money
101 % +2% 99.2 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % -129% 158 % Hugely more popular.
+129%
Price
Price (score)
$380 -21% $300 Cheaper.
+21%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
9 Months -100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -4% 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores -50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads -50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz -14% 4.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz +4% 4.5 GHz -4%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts +1% 152 Pts -1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts +1% 158 Pts -1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
610 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
560 Pts -9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
636 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
589 Pts -8%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1171 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+54%
762 Pts -54%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1334 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+54%
865 Pts -54%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Kaby Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
12 MB 8 MB
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 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
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
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 i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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