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 846,709 user samples
305,336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
541,373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
81.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
79 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
230 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
480 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
448 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
773 Pts 815 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+5%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
88.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
246 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
485 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
867 Pts 933 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 46,346,793 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 1.16 % Much higher market share.
+43%
Value
Value For Money
86.5 % Slightly better value.
+8%
79.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % +3% 70 %
Price
Price (score)
$312 $297 +5%
Age
Newest
47 Months 40 Months More recent.
+15%
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 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
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts 1360 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+28%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
956 Pts 1254 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+31%
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 around 15%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. Even though the 2700X excels at video 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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