IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD2400C5FBBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 178,609 user samples
164,304 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
14,305 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
108 % Much faster effective speed.
+49%
72 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
103 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+53%
342 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1085 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+79%
605 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+35%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+43%
429 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1250 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+93%
648 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,236,413 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+545%
0.56 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Slightly better value.
+12%
90.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Hugely more popular.
+86%
84 %
Price
Price (score)
$340 $159 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
13 Months 9+ Months Much more recent.
+31%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+33%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
596 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+46%
408 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
635 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+44%
441 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1144 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+83%
626 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1321 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+100%
661 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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The budget Ryzen 5 2400G is a four core, eight thread APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from AMD’s Raven Ridge product line. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz which boosts to 3.9 GHz. Its RX Vega 11 graphics scores an average bench of 20% which is at the forefront of performance from integrated graphics and is 34% faster than the RX Vega 8 graphics found in the Ryzen 3 2200G (the 2400G’s ultra budget sister APU). The 2400G currently retails at $162 and includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. This puts it in direct competition with Intel’s quad core Coffee Lake i3-8350K at $167, which does have a 26% faster effective speed. However, the 2400G’s integrated graphics are far stronger (137%) than the 8350K’s, making the 2400G a great choice for those looking for an economical multimedia PC or a super budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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