Average Bench: 104% (10th of 1104)

Based on 10,651 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz

The high-end hex core, 12 thread i7-8700 is second in Intel’s line up of 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs that witnesses an increase in the number of cores at each SKU, as well as further refinement on the 14nm architecture as seen in the 6th and 7th generations. The i7-8700 features a TDP of 65W, 12MB of L3 Cache and 16 PCIe lanes. Although the 8700 has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it has an all core boost of 4.3 GHz and a single core boost of 4.6 GHz. These are unusually high clocks for a non-K SKU, Intel have historically clocked their non-K SKUs around 10% lower than the flagship K variants but with Coffee Lake, the 8700 is almost a match for a stock 8700K. Priced at $320, the i7-8700 offers exceptional single, quad and multi-core processing power to the mainstream market but unfortunately a new 300 series chipset will also need to be factored into the purchase. AMD’s comparably priced Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8 core 16 thread processor which is around 20% faster at multi-threaded tasks, but has around 20% slower single and quad core performance so the choice between these two processors is use case dependant but generally favours Intel for most desktop users whose workloads are typically single or dual core bound.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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Poor: 86%Average: 104% Great: 111%
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 3.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8700 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 948Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,083Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 24.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8700 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 130Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 132Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 130 139
116 SC Float 135 144
114 SC Mixed 132 141
106% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
400 QC Int 496 530
431 QC Float 520 551
409 QC Mixed 506 539
115% 507 Pts
Min Avg Max
795 MC Int 948 1,014
907 MC Float 1,083 1,153
847 MC Mixed 1,022 1,097
152% 1,018 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 531
QC Mixed 528
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 996
MC Float 1,153
MC Mixed 1,086
161% 1,078 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 134
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 533
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 988
MC Float 1,123
MC Mixed 1,076
159% 1,062 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 136
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 527
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 983
MC Float 1,143
MC Mixed 1,068
159% 1,065 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 524
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 992
MC Float 1,132
MC Mixed 1,079
160% 1,068 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 110%
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Workstation 98%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $830

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi7-8700
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

8th generation Coffee Lake processor....

Added 7 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

considering it uses 50% less electric for 15% less power... more efficient overall for a gaming & cryptomining computer espcially for 10-15% less investment.


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

Best Processor!


Excellent

2 months ago.

The best multi all prosses and fast copy and another process so fast i7 8700 much better i5 8400


Excellent

9 days ago.

plz...test i7 8700 non k boots all core 4.6 Ghz. I want Mainboard Fix 4.3 Ghz (Stock all core) go 4.6 (all core) on i7 8700 non k


Poor

3 hrs ago.

8700 is 2017-2018 BEST non-K CPU in the World


Excellent

13 days ago.

good!!!!!!


Good

7 months ago.


Excellent

7 days ago.

1


Terrible

2 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


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