Average Bench: 108% (6th of 1117)

Based on 111,185 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz

The i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700K averaged 7.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 998Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,152Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 30.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 134Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 137Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 111,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 SC Int 134 151
120 SC Float 142 160
119 SC Mixed 137 155
110% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
419 QC Int 510 596
452 QC Float 542 632
437 QC Mixed 523 613
119% 525 Pts
Min Avg Max
867 MC Int 998 1,149
993 MC Float 1,152 1,319
947 MC Mixed 1,084 1,244
161% 1,078 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 563
QC Mixed 537
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 1,020
MC Float 1,162
MC Mixed 1,108
164% 1,097 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 497
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 976
MC Float 1,135
MC Mixed 1,060
158% 1,057 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 462
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 996
MC Float 1116
MC Mixed 1,077
159% 1063 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 377
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 703
MC Float 858
MC Mixed 958
125% 840 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 9,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,557

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi7-8700K
# 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 Speed3.70 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.70 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (130W)

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 10 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

15 mins ago.

I'm a biased AMD fan.


Excellent

12 hrs ago.

L


Excellent

1 day ago.

strong competition

Comment 

Just needs to be a little cheaper. Ryzen 1600 for instance is more than £150 cheaper, includes a cooler, cheaper motherboards and is very competitive in multithreading workloads. In gaming, it's only around 9% slower than a 7700K and I doubt a 8700K would be much better in gaming since the vast majority of games cannot effectively utilize these extra cores. Just needs to be slightly cheaper.—Sep '17


Excellent

2 days ago.

pro


Good

2 days ago.

In remplacement of my i7 4790K wonderfull performance !!


Good

4 days ago.

overpriced, need to pay for a motherboard just to overclock, rip off


Excellent

1 day ago.

.


Good

1 day ago.

Best CPU for gaming without going into lunatic price ranges


Excellent

3 days ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Excellent

3 days ago.

the guy name is literally AMD and is talking trash about Intel go figure . with tnx to AMD for forcing Intel into a jump


Excellent

2 days ago.

Exceptional processor in multi thread work, equally in single thread applications.


Terrible

9 days ago.

Love it! It's fast for me :)


Good

9 months ago.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Its intel, therefore its trash


Excellent

1 month ago.

The time it'll be $100, I'll vote for it.


Liked

17 days ago.

Comment 

6C/12T with an awesome single core performance good move intel but we all know that AMD was the reason behind this so thx AMD 3—Sep '17


Terrible

27 days ago.

not so boi


Excellent

1 month ago.

8700k is a no-brainer, unless7800k is considered as just a stop-by for a further upgrade to a greater core count


Excellent

2 months ago.

my benchmark on this 94.7% my cpu has turbo on it also is it normal ?? i just bought it 4 days ago


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

9 months ago.

It could be a consideration if the price went down about 50 dollars. *EDIT* (10/4) The prices for it might be cheaper than 380. And it's apparently one of the best consumer processors on this website. So it'll probably be a good buy.


Terrible

3 months ago.

price


Good

5 months ago.

ok


Poor

7 months ago.

weak multi


Terrible

29 days ago.

high price, too much heat


Excellent

1 month ago.

Absolute beast!!!


Good

3 months ago.

what a perfect


Excellent

7 days ago.

Best intel processor for this time!


Poor

6 months ago.

You can get a 8C 16T CPU for a cheaper price from AMD, yielding overall higher performance.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Throws one hell of a punch in terms of pure clock speed. Expensive, but has longevity.


Excellent

5 months ago.

would recommend easily more reliable and stable. Even OCed.


Excellent

7 months ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Terrible

7 months ago.

results here have been skewed too much b y overclocking. This score can not be trusted.


Excellent

4 months ago.

I love this thing, super snappy and tackles every normal task like it's flicking a bug off it's arm. Is toasty but not too much to to handle with an AIO.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best Gaming-CPU ever! With a bit less voltage even cool enough.


Good

2 months ago.

Best 500$ CPU for games.


Excellent

5 days ago.

Great CPU for the price. Handles games great and workloads great as well.


Good

9 months ago.

Probably wont upgrade anytime soon. My 7700k is perfect! Maybe something with more PCIe lanes so I can add more NVMe drives. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3833233


Good

9 months ago.

if anyone ever want the ultimate deal for multithread performance, you should check out the xeon 2nd hand market. I just built a dual e5-2696 v2. cost of both cpu ($580). cost of z9ped16 MB ($370). cost of 64GB DDR3 ($120). Here's the bench: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5285848 obviously the single and quad core number does suck but the multithread number is even slightly better than that of 1950X. on top of that, much cheaper ddr3 ecc ram...


Excellent

8 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

7 months ago.

132% oc'd to 5.2 ghz


Excellent

5 months ago.

5Ghz on all 6 cores with an H100i cooler. This processor is amazing and competes with the higher core/thread count of the Ryzen 1800X, while outperforming Ryzen in gaming. This is a fantastic processor!


Excellent

2 months ago.

5.1ghz@1.33v


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