IntelBX80684I78700
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 132,348 user samples
57,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
74,599 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % +3% 98.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
460 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1003 Pts 1299 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+30%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
126 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
493 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1084 Pts 1396 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 14,839,181 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.51 % 2.16 % Much higher market share.
+43%
Value
Value For Money
101 % +3% 97.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 117 % Much more popular.
+77%
Price
Price (score)
$300 +1% $303
Age
Newest
16 Months 10 Months Much more recent.
+38%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
105 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 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.3 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
134 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
122 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
131 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
518 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
477 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
549 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
516 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
996 Pts 1355 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+36%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1147 Pts 1402 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+22%
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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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