Average Bench: 106% (9th of 980)

Based on 70 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, 9MB 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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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 5.8% 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 972Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,101Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 24%. 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 131Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 133Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 70 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 131 140
121 SC Float 136 145
117 SC Mixed 133 142
107% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
392 QC Int 508 541
423 QC Float 531 561
408 QC Mixed 517 551
118% 519 Pts
Min Avg Max
836 MC Int 972 1,029
924 MC Float 1,101 1,171
883 MC Mixed 1,045 1,117
155% 1,039 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 132
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 540
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 538
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 1,023
MC Float 1,154
MC Mixed 1,102
164% 1,093 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 132
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 505
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 995
MC Float 1,128
MC Mixed 1,060
159% 1,061 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 512
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 957
MC Float 1,063
MC Mixed 1,032
152% 1,017 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 472
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 975
MC Float 1,073
MC Mixed 1,044
154% 1,030 Pts
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Typical Core i7-8700 Builds (Compare 47 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 129%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,509

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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

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