Average Bench: 112% (5th of 980)

Based on 421 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 12.2% 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 1,036Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,183Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 30.7%. 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 140Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 142Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 421 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 SC Int 140 154
127 SC Float 145 160
124 SC Mixed 142 157
114% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
452 QC Int 535 612
471 QC Float 559 638
458 QC Mixed 545 624
124% 546 Pts
Min Avg Max
885 MC Int 1,036 1,171
1,009 MC Float 1,183 1,334
957 MC Mixed 1,123 1,268
167% 1,114 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 157
SC Float 162
SC Mixed 159
128% 159 Pts
QC Int 608
QC Float 648
QC Mixed 630
142% 629 Pts
MC Int 1,182
MC Float 1,341
MC Mixed 1,281
190% 1,268 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 150
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 153
123% 153 Pts
QC Int 586
QC Float 599
QC Mixed 582
134% 589 Pts
MC Int 1,013
MC Float 1,168
MC Mixed 1,086
163% 1,089 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% 148 Pts
QC Int 574
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 574
131% 576 Pts
MC Int 1,091
MC Float 1,247
MC Mixed 1185
176% 1,174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 519
118% 522 Pts
MC Int 1,009
MC Float 1,148
MC Mixed 1098
162% 1,085 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,505,333 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 65 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 121%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z370 AORUS Gaming 7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,273

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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 30 days ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

the best cpu


Liked

2 days ago.

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

8 hrs ago.

nicee


Excellent

4 days ago.

Great CPU for mixed workloads


Good

27 days ago.


Excellent

5 days ago.

Value good performance etc.


Terrible

11 days ago.

just a refresh


Excellent

29 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


Good

17 days ago.

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


Terrible

28 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

19 days 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

24 days ago.

I want it


Good

16 days 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 days 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...


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