IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
284 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+44%
197 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
106 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
97 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps +4% 134 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
139 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+20%
116 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
139 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+24%
112 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 940,487 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
307,294 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 163rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.8 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
79.4 %
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16 % Hitm2 25%, FarC5 29%, TWarW2 18%, SotTR 28%, ACO 14%, MetroEx 10%, MESoW 12%, Divis2 10% StrangeB 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
79.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
115 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
224 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
426 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
794 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
706 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
87.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
123 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
241 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
593 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
474 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
948 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
783 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,009,016 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.22 % Much higher market share.
+74%
0.7 %
Value
Value For Money
89.8 % +3% 87.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 84 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$300 $199 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
44 Months 38 Months More recent.
+14%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
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 +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1173 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
1006 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
989 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+7%
928 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 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X 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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