IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
284 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+22%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
106 EFps +5% 101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
139 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+17%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
139 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+6%
131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,344,453 user samples
604,274 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1293
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
740,179 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1293
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.7 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
84.5 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
7 % FarC5 23%, BFV 5%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 8%, ACO 5%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 19%, Wolf2 1% SotTR 3%, Rage2 1%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
7 % FarC5 23%, BFV 5%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 8%, ACO 5%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 19%, Wolf2 1% SotTR 3%, Rage2 1%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
6 % FarC5 22%, BFV 4%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 8%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 5%, Sekiro 19%, Wolf2 1% SotTR 3%, Rage2 1%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
8 % Hitm2 6%, FarC5 19%, StrangeB 1%, TWarW2 8%, SotTR 11%, ACO 6%, MetroEx 3%, MESoW 9%, Divis2 5%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
7 % Hitm2 7%, TWarW2 7%, F118 5%, GTAV 3%, SotTR 16%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +4% 131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts +3% 259 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
508 Pts +5% 486 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
824 Pts +2% 805 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.3 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
86.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
137 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
273 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
589 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
541 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
960 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
880 Pts
Market Share
Based on 40,695,788 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.22 % 5.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+331%
Value
Value For Money
91.1 % 92.5 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 93 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$308 $200 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
41 Months 20 Months Much more recent.
+51%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
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
1200 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+6%
1134 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1032 Pts 1055 Pts +2%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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