IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD100-100000023BOX

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

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 330,521 user samples
328,671 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
1,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 112% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 112% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 162%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
107 % 123 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts +1% 136 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts 537 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1057 Pts 2140 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+102%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
144 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
561 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1217 Pts 2315 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+90%
Market Share
Based on 18,552,346 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.27 % Hugely higher market share.
+118%
1.04 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % 101 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
159 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
82 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 Cheaper.
+30%
$499
Age
Newest
21 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz +2% 4.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
132 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
159 Pts +1% 158 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
594 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
515 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
629 Pts +2% 616 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1111 Pts 2190 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+97%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1306 Pts 2299 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+76%
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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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which is setting a new standard for high-end workstation processors. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. A second Ryzen 9 CPU in the form of the 16-core, 32-thread 3950X is expected around early Q4 of 2019. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a relatively accessible launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s coolerless 12-core, 24 thread i9-9920X is currently available for $1200 USD which is well over twice as expensive as the 3900X. Early benchmarks illustrate that the extra dollar spend does not translate to extra performance, with the i9-9920X having just a 4% greater peak overclocked benchmark than the 3900X across single, quad and multi-core workloads. Currently in terms of multi-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD) or possibly the slightly more affordable (but significantly worse value for money) 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3800X ($399 USD) which sits just below in the new Zen 2 line-up. Like the others in the 3000 series, the Ryzen 9 3900X can plug into the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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