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IntelBX80684I78700K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.0GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 345,554 user samples
22,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 46% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 13% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 13% Great: 46%
SPEED RANK: 442nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
322,715 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
35.8 % 92.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+158%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
62.5 Pts 137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+119%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 270 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+127%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts 520 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+155%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 848 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+200%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
290 Pts 1065 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+267%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
75 Pts 155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+107%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 308 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+112%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts 608 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+126%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
351 Pts 990 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+182%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
354 Pts 1220 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+245%
Market Share
Based on 21,112,136 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 2.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,592%
Value
Value For Money
39.2 % 86.4 % Hugely better value.
+120%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 136 % Hugely more popular.
+139%
Price
Price (score)
$199 Much cheaper.
+44%
$355
Age
Newest
105 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2 GHz 3.7 GHz Hugely faster base frequency.
+85%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 4.7 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+62%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCPGA988 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 12 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.20 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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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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