Average Bench: 111% (6th of 981)

Based on 19,891 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 10.5% 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 1,014Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,167Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 31.2%. 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 19,891 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 SC Int 137 154
124 SC Float 143 160
120 SC Mixed 140 157
112% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
439 QC Int 528 611
468 QC Float 553 637
447 QC Mixed 538 622
122% 540 Pts
Min Avg Max
891 MC Int 1,014 1,162
1,009 MC Float 1,167 1,329
959 MC Mixed 1,101 1,254
163% 1,094 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 140
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 138
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 591
QC Mixed 578
129% 570 Pts
MC Int 1,029
MC Float 1,261
MC Mixed 1,112
169% 1,134 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 534
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 541
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 985
MC Float 1138
MC Mixed 1,089
160% 1,071 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 508
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 933
MC Float 1,067
MC Mixed 1,000
150% 1000 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 473
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 829
MC Float 1,064
MC Mixed 990
143% 961 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 131%
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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 - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,468

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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 3 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

BOOOO WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO MEAN. AMD WAS JUST GETTING STARTED WITH A POWERFUL LINE OF CPUS AND YOU DROP A MORE POWERFUL 6 CORE? FUCK YOU IN THE FUCKING ASS YOU CUNT.


Excellent

1 day ago.

the best cpu


Excellent

2 days ago.

thermal issues, too expensive platform


Poor

23 hrs ago.

I think it’s good for gaming but not as good as the i9 So if you don’t want to spend a lot of money just for a cpu this is for you!

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

7 hrs ago.

love set cpu amd killer


Good

6 hrs ago.

This is Bob from Toronto, Ontario. I like the i7-8700K for it's speed and superiority against the Ryzen 7 1800X


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

In remplacement of my i7 4790K wonderfull performance !!


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Good

9 days ago.

Great CPU for mixed workloads


Excellent

1 day ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Good

3 days ago.

But not available after release


Good

4 days ago.

Gaming bruh


Poor

4 days ago.

Value good performance etc.


Good

3 months ago.


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

just a refresh


Excellent

12 days ago.

love it


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month 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

1 month ago.

its bad


Terrible

3 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 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

4 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

weak multi


Poor

17 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

3 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

3 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

2 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

1 month ago.

132% oc'd to 5.2 ghz


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