AMD100-100000031BOX
$200
IntelBX80684I78700K
 $200 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 317,759 user samples
6 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
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317,753 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % 108 % +2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts 525 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1073 Pts +0% 1068 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
541 Pts 614 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1113 Pts 1234 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 17,944,887 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 2.4 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
122 % Better value.
+21%
101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 167 % Hugely more popular.
+106%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+43%
$350
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
20 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
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
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
125 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts 160 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
500 Pts 599 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+20%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
591 Pts 636 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1044 Pts 1117 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+7%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1089 Pts 1322 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+21%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 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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