Average Bench: 102% (11th of 1117)

Based on 17,889 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: 87%Average: 102% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 2.1% 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 940Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,075Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 21.6%. 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 17,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 SC Int 127 135
111 SC Float 134 144
110 SC Mixed 130 138
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
402 QC Int 482 517
425 QC Float 512 549
414 QC Mixed 496 532
113% 497 Pts
Min Avg Max
777 MC Int 940 1,006
894 MC Float 1,075 1,148
835 MC Mixed 1,012 1,089
151% 1,009 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 565
QC Mixed 547
124% 546 Pts
MC Int 1,027
MC Float 1,170
MC Mixed 1,113
165% 1,104 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 523
118% 522 Pts
MC Int 996
MC Float 1,132
MC Mixed 1,076
160% 1,068 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 517
QC Mixed 470
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 923
MC Float 1,110
MC Mixed 1,047
153% 1,027 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 460
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 845
MC Float 921
MC Mixed 882
132% 883 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $683

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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 9 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

better gaming. can run more games


Terrible

2 days ago.

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


Good

18 hrs ago.

Top


Excellent

1 day ago.

Godly power


Excellent

11 days ago.

im using i7 8700 very good


Excellent

18 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

awsome


Good

11 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


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