IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 515,987 user samples
340,510 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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175,477 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
81.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
234 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
459 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
843 Pts 848 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1053 Pts 1276 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+21%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
489 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
980 Pts +3% 954 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1217 Pts 1376 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 20,949,414 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.01 % Slightly higher market share.
+9%
1.84 %
Value
Value For Money
85.9 % 90.1 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
135 % More popular.
+16%
116 %
Price
Price (score)
$355 $195 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
24 Months 17 Months More recent.
+29%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.3 GHz
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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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