IntelBX80684I78700
IntelBX8070110700

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @2.9GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 336,507 user samples
290,244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
46,263 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.5 % 94.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.9 Pts 90.2 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 139 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 274 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts 526 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
772 Pts 944 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.9 Pts 96 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 146 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 290 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts 575 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
866 Pts 1123 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+30%
Market Share
Based on 46,498,449 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.82 % Hugely higher market share.
+91%
0.43 %
Value
Value For Money
86.7 % 92.6 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % More popular.
+29%
56 %
Price
Price (score)
$312 $295 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
47 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+66%
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 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 4.8 GHz +4%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1071 Pts 1548 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+45%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
956 Pts 1364 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+43%
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 16 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 4.80 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
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2933
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
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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