IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD

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

  

Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 156,937 user samples
156,372 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1130
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
565 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 32% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 32% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 258th / 1130
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
108 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+90%
56.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+67%
81.8 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
521 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+92%
272 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1084 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+148%
437 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+42%
109 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+69%
362 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1251 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+145%
510 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,595,623 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.88 % Insanely higher market share.
+9,600%
0.04 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
154 % Hugely more popular.
+123%
69 %
Age
Newest
12 Months 8+ Months Much more recent.
+33%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+44%
105 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
161 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+40%
115 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+71%
349 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
634 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+67%
380 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1146 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+126%
506 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1322 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+152%
525 Pts
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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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