IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 139,814 user samples
77,197 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
62,617 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
87.2 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
110 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
421 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1007 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+10%
917 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
471 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1084 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+7%
1010 Pts
Market Share
Based on 16,366,432 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.66 % Hugely higher market share.
+148%
0.67 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 112 % Slightly better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 114 % Much more popular.
+68%
Price
Price (score)
$295 $151 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
18 Months More recent.
+25%
24 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
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
135 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
124 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
517 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+14%
453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
549 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
491 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
994 Pts +2% 978 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1146 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+13%
1018 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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