Real World Speed
Performance profile from 418,720 user samples
408,183 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
10,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 25% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 25% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 554th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+143%
38.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+116%
63.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+129%
118 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+160%
200 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
845 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+314%
204 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+110%
73.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+118%
141 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+153%
240 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
987 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+313%
239 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,746,592 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.63 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,975%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % Hugely better value.
+96%
43.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
166 % Hugely more popular.
+196%
56 %
Price
Price (score)
$370 $170 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
28 Months Much more recent.
+62%
74+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1225 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+410%
240 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1056 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+415%
205 Pts
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The i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i5-9400F $159Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $338Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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