IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 427,100 user samples
380,080 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
47,020 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 111th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
72.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
107 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
207 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
402 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
836 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+13%
743 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
466 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
983 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
879 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,395,104 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2 % Hugely higher market share.
+178%
0.72 %
Value
Value For Money
87.5 % +5% 83.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
149 % Much more popular.
+48%
101 %
Price
Price (score)
$340 $163 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
26 Months 19 Months More recent.
+27%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1218 Pts 1318 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts 1117 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+7%
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 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags slightly for higher core workloads.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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