Average Bench: 103% (12th of 1128)

Based on 24,604 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: 89%Average: 103% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 2.8% 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 943Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,078Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 20.1%. 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 127Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,604 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 127 135
114 SC Float 134 143
113 SC Mixed 130 138
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 QC Int 487 518
439 QC Float 517 552
422 QC Mixed 501 534
114% 502 Pts
Min Avg Max
802 MC Int 943 1,009
910 MC Float 1,078 1,152
854 MC Mixed 1,016 1,092
151% 1,013 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 561
QC Mixed 536
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 1,024
MC Float 1,162
MC Mixed 1,110
164% 1,099 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 135
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 518
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 999
MC Float 1,120
MC Mixed 1,070
159% 1,063 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 463
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 921
MC Float 1,050
MC Mixed 996
148% 989 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 128
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 412
94% 418 Pts
MC Int 864
MC Float 1,006
MC Mixed 1,030
144% 967 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $31212 hrs
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Typical Core i7-8700 Builds (Compare 2,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $656

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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 11 months ago.

Excellent

29 days ago.

it is noz best for gaming but for this money is it very good


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.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Good

2 months 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

6 days ago.

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


Terrible

19 days ago.

slower than intel atom


Good

11 months ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


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