IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
284 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+22%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
106 EFps +1% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+7%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
139 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+12%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
139 EFps 141 EFps +1%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,276,466 user samples
630,213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
646,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
86.6 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
3 % FarC5 14%, BFV 1%, Witcher3 2%, ACO 4%, MetroEx 5%, Sekiro 12%, Wolf2 1% SotTR 3%, Rage2 1%, Civ6 3%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
3 % FarC5 14%, BFV 1%, Witcher3 2%, ACO 4%, MetroEx 5%, Sekiro 12%, Wolf2 1% SotTR 3%, Rage2 1%, Civ6 3%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
4 % FarC5 16%, BFV 2%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 2%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 5%, Sekiro 13%, Wolf2 0% SotTR 4%, Civ6 3%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
5 % Hitm2 4%, FarC5 16%, TWarW2 3%, SotTR 6%, ACO 6%, MetroEx 2%, MESoW 7%, Divis2 4% StrangeB 0%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
4 % Hitm2 4%, TWarW2 4%, F118 1%, SotTR 12% GTAV 1%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
1 % BFV 12% SotTR 2%, MetroEx 3%, Divis2 2%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
78.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 135 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts 267 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts 508 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
811 Pts 916 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
88.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
591 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
549 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
945 Pts 1014 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 46,344,918 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.24 % 2.8 % Hugely higher market share.
+126%
Value
Value For Money
89 % +4% 85.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 90 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$320 $290 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
47 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+45%
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
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1165 Pts 1497 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+28%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1009 Pts 1405 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+39%
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 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at 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 at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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