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IntelBX80684I78700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 293,213 user samples
42,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
251,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % 107 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts 522 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
968 Pts 1065 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 613 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1029 Pts 1228 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+19%
Market Share
Based on 14,803,098 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.46 % 2.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+102%
Value
Value For Money
107 % Slightly better value.
+7%
99.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 160 % Much more popular.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+44%
$360
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+44%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 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
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts 159 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+23%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
468 Pts 592 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+26%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts 634 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+26%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1000 Pts 1113 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+11%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1039 Pts 1313 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+26%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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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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