IntelBX80684I78700
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,255,386 user samples
290,244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
965,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
83.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
77.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 130 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 255 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts +1% 476 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
772 Pts 794 Pts +3%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
85.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 272 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts 534 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
866 Pts 876 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 46,613,981 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 4.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+402%
Value
Value For Money
86.7 % +3% 83.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 92 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$312 $270 Cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
47 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+45%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
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
1071 Pts 1123 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
956 Pts 1037 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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