IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 222,198 user samples
159,610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1213
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
62,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 116th / 1213
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.9 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
71.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
204 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
398 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
783 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
732 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
469 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
883 Pts 892 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 26,211,355 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.98 % Much higher market share.
+53%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
81.2 % 82.9 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
114 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
101 %
Price
Price (score)
$355 $161 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
30 Months 23 Months More recent.
+23%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1071 Pts 1330 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
972 Pts 1108 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+14%
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 7 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags slightly for higher core workloads. Even though the 2700 excels at pure 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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