IntelBX80684I78700
IntelBX80684I58500

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

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.00 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,455 user samples
33,829 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
3,626 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
91.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
467 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1016 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+51%
675 Pts
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
533 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
489 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1090 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+52%
719 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,150,305 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1 % Hugely higher market share.
+525%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
101 % +2% 99.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % More popular.
+21%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $236 Cheaper.
+21%
Age
Newest
13 Months 8+ Months Much more recent.
+38%
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
520 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+10%
472 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
551 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
511 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1006 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+46%
687 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1152 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+52%
760 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'18
Cache
Cache
12 MB 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $192.00 - $235.00
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.10 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
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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The hex-core i5-8500 hails from Intel’s eighth generation of Coffee Lake processors, known for featuring a higher number of cores at each SKU than in previous generations and their refinement of the 14nm architecture as seen in 6th and 7th generation processors. At an estimated price of $184 it offers good multi-core value for money. Its quad core performance nearly rivals the more expensive i7-7700K (the 2017 CPU of choice for many top-end gamers). However based on preliminary benchmarks, the i5-8500 is only marginally faster (2% greater effective speed) than the i5-8400 which is also a recent and competitively priced hex-core Coffee Lake processor. Also, like the i5-8400, the 8500 features 9MB of L3 cache and a frugal TDP of 65W, leaving not much to choose between them. As is the case of all Coffee Lake processors, currently the only motherboards that the 8500 can be paired with feature Intel’s high-end Z370 chipset for overclocking. However, alternative and more suitable 300 series motherboards are long overdue and expected to be available soon. [Mar '18 CPUPro]

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