IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 473,387 user samples
349,567 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 172nd / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
123,820 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 336th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
73.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
75.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
126 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
245 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
202 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
459 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
387 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
748 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
667 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+14%
83.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
132 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
263 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
518 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
453 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
822 Pts 823 Pts +0%
Market Share
Based on 68,259,539 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+505%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
97.3 % Better value.
+17%
83.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % More popular.
+13%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$185 $180 +3%
Age
Newest
81 Months 75 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
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 Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1043 Pts 1176 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
936 Pts 1017 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
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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