IntelBX80684I78700K
AMD100-100000061WOF
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
284 EFps 318 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+12%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
106 EFps 108 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps 142 EFps +2%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
139 EFps +5% 133 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
139 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+15%
121 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 775,123 user samples
699,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
76,033 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.4 % 97.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
Witcher3 1%, ACO 3%, MetroEx 3% 2 % FarC5 7%, BFV 2%, SotTR 4%, Rage2 3%, Civ6 10%, Sekiro 2%, Wolf2 1%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
BFV 4% 12 % SotTR 15%, MetroEx 23%, Divis2 15%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
83.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 158 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 311 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts 595 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
789 Pts 1136 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+44%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.8 Pts +2% 95 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts 172 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts 341 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
550 Pts 662 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
916 Pts 1280 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+40%
Market Share
Based on 54,508,139 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.11 % Much higher market share.
+73%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
87.6 % 91.2 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % More popular.
+12%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 Cheaper.
+16%
$356
Age
Newest
58 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+64%
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 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz 4.8 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1165 Pts 2586 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+122%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1001 Pts 2309 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+131%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen3
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 Ryzen 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, the $660 USD savings would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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