Real World Speed
Performance profile from 376,816 user samples
3,802 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 42% Base clock 2.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 42%
SPEED RANK: 597th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
373,014 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
36.3 % 93.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+157%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
55.5 Pts 137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+147%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 270 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+148%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts 523 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+165%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts 851 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+199%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
60.9 Pts 155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+155%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 309 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+158%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 614 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+161%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
348 Pts 992 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+185%
Market Share
Based on 24,159,645 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+16,000%
Value
Value For Money
41.9 % 87.4 % Hugely better value.
+108%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 162 % Hugely more popular.
+206%
Price
Price (score)
$165 Much cheaper.
+54%
$355
Age
Newest
73+ Months 27 Months Much more recent.
+63%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
350 Pts 1235 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+253%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts 1066 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+270%
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $48
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $339Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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