IntelBX80684I78700
IntelBX8070110400

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 421,371 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: 108th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
71,804 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % +3% 84.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.7 Pts +2% 86.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
245 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
232 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
459 Pts +4% 443 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
748 Pts +4% 722 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.5 Pts +0% 95.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
132 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
263 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
247 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
518 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
488 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
822 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
776 Pts
Market Share
Based on 57,262,344 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+97%
0.65 %
Value
Value For Money
83 % 102 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 85 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$330 $138 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
62 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+50%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+10%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1043 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+7%
979 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
936 Pts +3% 912 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
12 MB 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.10 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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