IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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 1,268,279 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
635,086 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 207th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.8 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
76.1 %
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
210 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
400 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
794 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
665 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.
+31%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
593 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
455 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
948 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
753 Pts
Market Share
Based on 43,995,301 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.22 % 1.75 % Much higher market share.
+43%
Value
Value For Money
89.8 % Slightly better value.
+5%
85.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % +4% 78 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $183 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
44 Months 38 Months More recent.
+14%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1173 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+19%
985 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
989 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+13%
878 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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 Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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