IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 471,120 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: 56th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
180,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 305th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.5 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
70.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+25%
72 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+31%
97.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+30%
193 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
375 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
772 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+11%
695 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+20%
80.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
222 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
441 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
866 Pts +2% 845 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,563,090 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.82 % Hugely higher market share.
+215%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
86.7 % Better value.
+27%
68.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % +4% 69 %
Price
Price (score)
$312 +2% $320
Age
Newest
47 Months More recent.
+13%
54 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+7%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1071 Pts 1248 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
956 Pts 1062 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+11%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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