IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 568,903 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
313,810 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 165th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.4 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
79.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
79.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
115 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
224 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
426 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
770 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
707 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
241 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
475 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
862 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
787 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,987,288 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % Higher market share.
+11%
0.75 %
Value
Value For Money
88.8 % +2% 86.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 85 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$285 $200 Cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
45 Months 39 Months More recent.
+13%
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 12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+5%
1012 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
951 Pts +2% 932 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 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X 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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