IntelBX80684I78700
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 206,195 user samples
130,780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
75,415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.8 % +0% 88.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts 131 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 258 Pts +0%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
497 Pts +0% 495 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
803 Pts 814 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1003 Pts 1051 Pts +5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts +1% 136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts 539 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts +0% 884 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1081 Pts 1129 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 21,719,163 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % 2.66 % Hugely higher market share.
+129%
Value
Value For Money
83.3 % 99.3 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
102 % 150 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$350 $185 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
25 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
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 one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Zen+ Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for workstation users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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