IntelBX80684I58600
IntelBX80684I78700

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.10 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 367,808 user samples
18,241 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
349,567 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.2 % +1% 87 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.7 Pts 88.7 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
125 Pts 126 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
248 Pts +1% 245 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
484 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
459 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
658 Pts 748 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.3 Pts 95.5 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
132 Pts 132 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
262 Pts 263 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
517 Pts 518 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
765 Pts 822 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 68,076,375 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 1.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+882%
Value
Value For Money
97.9 % +1% 97.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 71 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$190 $186 +2%
Age
Newest
74+ Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
80 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
764 Pts 1043 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+37%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
674 Pts 936 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+39%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 N/A
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.30 GHz 4.60 GHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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Incredible performance for the $. Hard to justify going to an i7.  [Sep '18 GeneralDylan]

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The high-end hex core, 12 thread i7-8700 is second in Intel’s line up of 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs that witnesses an increase in the number of cores at each SKU, as well as further refinement on the 14nm architecture as seen in the 6th and 7th generations. The i7-8700 features a TDP of 65W, 12MB of L3 Cache and 16 PCIe lanes. Although the 8700 has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it has an all core boost of 4.3 GHz and a single core boost of 4.6 GHz. These are unusually high clocks for a non-K SKU, Intel have historically clocked their non-K SKUs around 10% lower than the flagship K variants but with Coffee Lake, the 8700 is almost a match for a stock 8700K. Priced at $320, the i7-8700 offers exceptional single, quad and multi-core processing power to the mainstream market but unfortunately a new 300 series chipset will also need to be factored into the purchase. AMD’s comparably priced Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8 core 16 thread processor which is around 20% faster at multi-threaded tasks, but has around 20% slower single and quad core performance so the choice between these two processors is use case dependant but generally favours Intel for most desktop users whose workloads are typically single or dual core bound.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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