IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 344,032 user samples
322,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
21,264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.1 % +4% 87.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +5% 131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts +4% 259 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts +4% 502 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
847 Pts +3% 820 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1062 Pts +1% 1052 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
271 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
537 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
989 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
883 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1231 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1116 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,360,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.09 % 2.77 % Much higher market share.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
86.2 % 96.1 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
115 % 138 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$340 $198 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
22 Months 1 Months Hugely more recent.
+95%
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 Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.2 GHz
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 one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. Although the 3600 is at the bottom of the 3000 line-up, it is no less innocuous to the competition. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is expected to be priced at 199 USD and succeeds the Zen+ Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 20% in terms of effective speed. In fact the 3600 base and boost clocks of 3.6 Ghz / 4.2 GHz, match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation for 30% more money at current prices. At this price point, the Ryzen 5 3600 has to compete with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600KF. AMD continues to excel at multi-core performance, with benchmarks showing a 27% overclocked multi core advantage over the 9600KF but the i5-9600KF leads by 14% on single and quad core workloads which are critical for gamers. The Ryzen 3000 processors all include coolers and although they will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At current prices, the 3600 offers exceptional value for workstation users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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