IntelBX80637I73770K
IntelBX80684I78700K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 225,425 user samples
55,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 6.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
170,129 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.5 % 108 % Much faster effective speed.
+47%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
356 Pts 523 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+47%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
541 Pts 1088 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+101%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts 614 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+38%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts 1243 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+96%
Market Share
Based on 12,188,780 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.65 % 3.59 % Hugely higher market share.
+452%
Value
Value For Money
60.6 % 99.8 % Much better value.
+65%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 155 % Hugely more popular.
+121%
Price
Price (score)
$488 $359 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
79 Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts More energy efficient.
+19%
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
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
123 Pts 151 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
125 Pts 160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
442 Pts 598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+35%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
463 Pts 634 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+37%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
628 Pts 1138 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+81%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
627 Pts 1320 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+111%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 12 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$332.00 - $342.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015C (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution 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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The third gen Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K can't really be described as a consumer orientated processor. With 8 threads and four cores its capabilities are better aligned to server use. For price insensitive consumers that want the best of the best, this is currently one of the fastest processors available. The PassMark Single Thread score of 2080 points put the 3770K right at the top of the pack in terms of raw processing power and real world performance. The GeekBench and PassMark scores of 17210 and 9653 are within 20% or so of the best we have ever seen. Despite the near record breaking processing throughputs the 3770K is only rated at 77 TDP, which is also very reasonable by historical standards. For typical consumer use there are better value propositions out there. [May '13 CPUPro]

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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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