Average Bench: 111% (5th of 985)

Based on 34,133 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 10.9% 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 1,015Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,169Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 30.9%. 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 137Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 140Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 SC Int 137 154
123 SC Float 143 160
121 SC Mixed 140 157
112% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
449 QC Int 530 609
472 QC Float 555 638
459 QC Mixed 541 622
123% 542 Pts
Min Avg Max
872 MC Int 1,015 1,159
1,002 MC Float 1,169 1,330
950 MC Mixed 1,101 1,257
164% 1,095 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 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 155
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 158
126% 158 Pts
QC Int 602
QC Float 634
QC Mixed 624
140% 620 Pts
MC Int 1,171
MC Float 1,330
MC Mixed 1,270
188% 1,257 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 153
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 156
125% 156 Pts
QC Int 612
QC Float 635
QC Mixed 619
141% 622 Pts
MC Int 1,174
MC Float 1,331
MC Mixed 1,266
188% 1,257 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 148
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 153
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 596
QC Float 623
QC Mixed 609
138% 609 Pts
MC Int 1,103
MC Float 1,275
MC Mixed 1,210
179% 1,196 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 571
QC Float 586
QC Mixed 577
131% 578 Pts
MC Int 1,090
MC Float 1247
MC Mixed 1,186
176% 1,174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 131
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 527
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 966
MC Float 1,142
MC Mixed 1,067
158% 1,058 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 2,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 129%
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Workstation
Workstation 119%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,392

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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 5 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

58 mins ago.

Runs hot- Colgate alert!


Excellent

14 hrs ago.

the best cpu


Excellent

3 days ago.

Meltdown spectre


Excellent

6 days ago.

Probably one of the best purchases to date. Runs like a dream even to today's standard.

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.

love set cpu amd killer


Excellent

4 days ago.

Easy to overclock stabile and reliable would never go back to anything else.


Excellent

1 day ago.

In remplacement of my i7 4790K wonderfull performance !!


Excellent

3 days ago.

Compare speed to price over 1000 dollars for "fraction". Best value.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Intel Pentium G4560


Good

3 days ago.

Great CPU for mixed workloads


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Good

15 hrs ago.

its so good ay


Terrible

1 day ago.

no


Average

6 days ago.

Best consumer CPU there is.


Good

15 days ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Excellent

14 days ago.

But not available after release


Excellent

18 days ago.

Gaming bruh


Terrible

1 day ago.

One of the beste Porcessor 3


Good

5 months ago.


Average

13 days ago.

much more cores!! we want even more cores!!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

just a refresh


Poor

15 days ago.

love it


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

0

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

2 months ago.

its bad


Terrible

5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

4 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Better 4 gaming!!!!!!!!!!!!


Good

25 days ago.

ok


Poor

2 months ago.

weak multi


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

would recommend easily more reliable and stable. Even OCed.


Excellent

2 months ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

4 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

4 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

2 months ago.

132% oc'd to 5.2 ghz


Excellent

3 days 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!


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