IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 378,559 user samples
341,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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37,412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.6 % 93.2 % +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +1% 135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts 267 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 524 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
839 Pts 953 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1049 Pts 1418 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+35%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
307 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
280 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
550 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
972 Pts 1071 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1213 Pts 1504 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 20,345,242 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.17 % 2.38 % Slightly higher market share.
+10%
Value
Value For Money
86 % 89 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
130 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
121 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $329 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
23 Months 2 Months Hugely more recent.
+91%
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 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.
+7%
4.4 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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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The new processors are launched alongside the new X570 chipset, whilst still being backward compatible with 300 and 400 series motherboards. They are also PCIe 4.0 enabled, allowing double the data transfer speeds compared to PCIe 3.0. The $329 USD 3700X has a boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster for multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster for 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3700X'x memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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