IntelBX80684I78700
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 858,669 user samples
255,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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603,576 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 78th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.4 % +3% 86.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
78.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 135 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts 267 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts 508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
770 Pts 915 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 142 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts 281 Pts +4%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts 550 Pts +4%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
862 Pts 1033 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 45,017,567 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % 2.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+257%
Value
Value For Money
88.8 % +2% 87.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 90 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$285 $270 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
45 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+47%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts 1498 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+41%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
951 Pts 1407 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+48%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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