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IntelBX80684I78700K
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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 638,049 user samples
260,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
377,946 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.9 % 92.3 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
220 Pts 267 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts 516 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
701 Pts 835 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
240 Pts 308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+28%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
472 Pts 608 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
793 Pts 984 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 22,610,516 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.96 % Much higher market share.
+70%
1.74 %
Value
Value For Money
95.7 % Slightly better value.
+11%
86 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
140 % 150 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+67%
$360
Age
Newest
19 Months More recent.
+27%
26 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1011 Pts 1223 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+21%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
914 Pts 1051 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+15%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for pure multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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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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