IntelBX80684I78700
Intel

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.5 GHz, Ivy Bridge EP.
Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 364,861 user samples
354,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 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: 95%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
10,674 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 227th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.6 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
76.7 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
84.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
126 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
94.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
245 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
190 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
463 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
370 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
765 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
597 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts +4% 92.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
133 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
264 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
223 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
520 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
437 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
848 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
699 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,581,462 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
85.1 % Much better value.
+39%
61.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % Much more popular.
+36%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$310 Much cheaper.
+51%
$635
Age
Newest
59 Months Much more recent.
+42%
101+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1073 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
868 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
965 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+29%
746 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q3'13
Cache
Cache
12 MB 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $583.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 0 GT/s QPI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 256 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 52.5mm x 45.0 mm
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Identity Protection Tech
Intel® Identity Protection Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 x4, x8, x16
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 40

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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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Considering that this CPU is currently costing around 80 usd on aliexpress & ebay, outperforms an 3970x intel i7 and officially supports 4 channel DDR3 RAM at up to 1866mhz, it's really hard to beat the value of this chip. Possibly the best price to performance of any used CPU in the market today, in 2020. [Mar '20 jetjix]

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