AMD100-100000065BOX
IntelBX80684I78700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
310 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+9%
284 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 106 EFps +5%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
134 EFps 139 EFps +4%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
131 EFps 139 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+6%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
120 EFps 139 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+16%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 810,089 user samples
179,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4.75 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
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: 48th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.2 % +4% 92.5 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
2 % FarC5 5%, BFV 2%, SotTR 4%, Rage2 2%, Civ6 11%, Sekiro 2%, Wolf2 1% Witcher3 1%, ACO 3%, MetroEx 2%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
2 % FarC5 5%, BFV 2%, SotTR 4%, Rage2 2%, Civ6 11%, Sekiro 2%, Wolf2 1% Witcher3 1%, ACO 3%, MetroEx 2%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
8 % SotTR 13%, MetroEx 8%, Divis2 13% BFV 3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.4 Pts 91.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
134 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
262 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
501 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
921 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
811 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts 97.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
152 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
319 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
301 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
591 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
993 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
945 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,448,143 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+174%
1.22 %
Value
Value For Money
97 % Slightly better value.
+9%
89 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % More popular.
+15%
80 %
Price
Price (score)
$270 Cheaper.
+16%
$320
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+79%
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
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.7 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1278 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1165 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1185 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+17%
1009 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 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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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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