IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD1600BBAFBOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
284 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+43%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
106 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+10%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps +3% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
139 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+23%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
139 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+21%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 689,063 user samples
633,193 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
55,870 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 245th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.8 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
74.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
77.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
201 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
383 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
794 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+25%
637 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+15%
84.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+38%
110 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+37%
219 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
593 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+36%
435 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
948 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+30%
727 Pts
Market Share
Based on 43,966,611 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+227%
0.37 %
Value
Value For Money
89.8 % +2% 88 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % Much more popular.
+47%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $152 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
44 Months 33+ Months More recent.
+25%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1173 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
930 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
989 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
838 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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