IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD

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

  

Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 199,262 user samples
193,920 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
5,342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 283rd / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
107 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+93%
55.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+66%
81.9 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
519 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+97%
263 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1071 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+158%
415 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+48%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+75%
351 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1237 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+148%
499 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,922,794 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.73 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,030%
0.33 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Hugely more popular.
+108%
75 %
Age
Newest
14 Months 13+ Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+50%
101 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
159 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+45%
110 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
597 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+75%
342 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
631 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+71%
369 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1135 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+129%
496 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1314 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+154%
518 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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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U sports 4 cores and 8 threads with Radeon Vega 8 Integrated Graphics. The 4 cores and 8 threads is standard amongst new laptops with processors such as the i5-8250U from the blue team. What stands out is the powerful Vega 8 Graphics.It is about 50-100% better than the the i5-8250U's UHD 620 graphics, meaning it can be used for some light gaming on the go. However, despite the powerful specs on paper, adoption of AMD Ryzen mobile processors has been really slow, with very few models out there. Hopefully, AMD's 7nm mobile APU coming in 2019 will see more widespread adoption. [Aug '18 geistrucker]

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