AMD100-100000031BOX
IntelBX80684I78700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 284 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+22%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 106 EFps +5%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 139 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 139 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+17%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 139 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+6%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,595,355 user samples
965,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
630,213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.3 % 92.5 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
SotTR 3%, Rage2 1% 7 % FarC5 23%, BFV 5%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 8%, ACO 5%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 19%, Wolf2 1%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
SotTR 3%, Rage2 1% 7 % FarC5 23%, BFV 5%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 8%, ACO 5%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 19%, Wolf2 1%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
SotTR 3%, Rage2 1% 6 % FarC5 22%, BFV 4%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 8%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 5%, Sekiro 19%, Wolf2 1%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
8 % Hitm2 6%, FarC5 19%, StrangeB 1%, TWarW2 8%, SotTR 11%, ACO 6%, MetroEx 3%, MESoW 9%, Divis2 5%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
7 % Hitm2 7%, TWarW2 7%, F118 5%, GTAV 3%, SotTR 16%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
5 % BFV 16%, SotTR 1%, MetroEx 2%, Divis2 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
77.9 Pts 91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts 134 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 262 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts 501 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
794 Pts 811 Pts +2%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
85.9 Pts 97.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+13%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 301 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts 591 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
876 Pts 945 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 46,606,836 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+234%
1.22 %
Value
Value For Money
83.9 % 91.5 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % More popular.
+15%
80 %
Price
Price (score)
$270 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$289
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+45%
47 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 Faster turbo frequency.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1123 Pts 1165 Pts +4%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1037 Pts +3% 1009 Pts
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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