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IntelBX80684I78700K
  

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 454,754 user samples
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 225th / 1243
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
454,731 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1243
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.1 % 94.8 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.1 Pts 94 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.9 Pts 136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts 267 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+36%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts 514 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+42%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts 832 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
84.6 Pts 97.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+16%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+35%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
227 Pts 306 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+35%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts 606 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+41%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
826 Pts 976 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 28,962,076 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 172 % Hugely more popular.
+244%
Age
Newest
24+ Months More recent.
+25%
32 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
4088 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+237%
1212 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2645 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+155%
1039 Pts
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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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