IntelBX80684I78700K
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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 776,337 user samples
746,287 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
30,050 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 306th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
71.8 %
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+28%
70.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
128 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
107 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
249 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
466 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
394 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
770 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
686 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+20%
80.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
148 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
292 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
239 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
558 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
469 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
892 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
846 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,740,559 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+7,100%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % Better value.
+21%
76.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % More popular.
+21%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$229 $217 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
63 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
70 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1147 Pts 1238 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
971 Pts 1065 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+10%
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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