Average Bench: 107% (8th of 1122)

Based on 124,389 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 7.3% 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 993Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,146Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 31.6%. 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 133Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 137Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 SC Int 133 150
117 SC Float 141 160
117 SC Mixed 137 155
110% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 QC Int 507 596
446 QC Float 538 632
424 QC Mixed 520 609
118% 522 Pts
Min Avg Max
842 MC Int 993 1,138
977 MC Float 1,146 1,317
913 MC Mixed 1,079 1,233
160% 1,073 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 153
SC Float 165
SC Mixed 159
127% 159 Pts
QC Int 606
QC Float 656
QC Mixed 631
143% 631 Pts
MC Int 1,161
MC Float 1,345
MC Mixed 1,261
188% 1,256 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 151
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 154
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 592
QC Float 624
QC Mixed 612
138% 609 Pts
MC Int 1,141
MC Float 1,315
MC Mixed 1,246
184% 1,234 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 475
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 904
MC Float 1,098
MC Mixed 982
148% 994 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 463
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 1,072
MC Float 1,258
MC Mixed 1,176
175% 1,169 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 22.5
SC Float 25.8
SC Mixed 24.6
19% 24.3 Pts
QC Int 89.6
QC Float 95.9
QC Mixed 92.6
21% 92.7 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 189
27% 181 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 10,836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,515

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

great price and great preformance


Excellent

4 days ago.

L


Excellent

32 mins 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


Good

1 day ago.

me ha gustado puedo jugar terraria a full hd


Terrible

1 day ago.

6


Good

14 days ago.

pro


Excellent

6 days ago.

cvb x


Poor

3 days ago.

cool


Poor

22 mins ago.

.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best CPU for gaming without going into lunatic price ranges


Excellent

30 mins ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Excellent

11 days ago.

D++


Poor

14 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

6 days ago.

best


Terrible

1 day ago.

better


Excellent

18 days ago.

the best


Good

10 months ago.


Good

2 days ago.

It is top of the i7 charts for now


Excellent

5 days ago.

Its intel, therefore its trash


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Liked

12 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

1 month ago.

not so boi


Good

15 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

10 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

4 months ago.

price


Good

6 months ago.

ok


Poor

8 months ago.

weak multi


Terrible

1 month ago.

high price, too much heat


Excellent

30 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Absolute beast!!!


Good

3 months ago.

what a perfect


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best intel processor for this time!


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

would recommend easily more reliable and stable. Even OCed.


Excellent

8 months ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Terrible

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

3 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Best 500$ CPU for games.


Good

10 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

10 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

9 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

8 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

3 months ago.

5.1ghz@1.33v


Excellent

14 days ago.

it kickz azz!!!


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