Average Bench: 104% (10th of 981)

Based on 1,919 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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Poor: 88%Average: 104% Great: 111%
Gaming
Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 3.7% 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 947Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,081Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 22.7%. 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 129Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,919 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 SC Int 129 140
118 SC Float 134 145
116 SC Mixed 131 142
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
390 QC Int 495 534
418 QC Float 519 554
404 QC Mixed 506 544
115% 507 Pts
Min Avg Max
828 MC Int 947 1,024
929 MC Float 1,081 1,166
897 MC Mixed 1,022 1,108
152% 1,017 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 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 539
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 998
MC Float 1,146
MC Mixed 1,081
161% 1,075 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 470
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 857
MC Float 988
MC Mixed 937
139% 927 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 456
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 871
MC Float 1,013
MC Mixed 956
141% 947 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 461
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 841
MC Float 966
MC Mixed 886
134% 898 Pts
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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....

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3 days ago.

Better than the i7 7700k and is only $40 more


Good

20 days ago.

its well peng innit fam


Terrible

29 days ago.

l lpve cpu


Good

1 month ago.

Batter


Good

13 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


Good

3 months ago.


Good

2 months ago.

nice


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