IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 893,890 user samples
255,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
638,797 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 199th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.4 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
76.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
78 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
211 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
401 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
770 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
664 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
85.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
450 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
862 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
746 Pts
Market Share
Based on 45,017,567 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % 1.82 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
Value
Value For Money
88.8 % 88.8 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 78 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$285 $160 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
45 Months 39 Months More recent.
+13%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
967 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
951 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
874 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 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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