IntelBX80684I78700K
AMDYD195XA8AEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 381,738 user samples
368,008 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
13,730 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
76.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
219 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
519 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
432 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
846 Pts 850 Pts +0%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1056 Pts 2284 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+116%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
472 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
991 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
941 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1226 Pts 2644 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 21,858,256 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.99 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,217%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
86 % Much better value.
+37%
63 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
142 % Much more popular.
+42%
100 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 Much cheaper.
+35%
$565
Age
Newest
25 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
27 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+47%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 TR4
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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AMD’s 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is finally here to seize the throne for high end desktop processors. The 1950X is the flagship of the Zen based Threadripper series which also includes the 12 core 1920X and the 8 core 1900X. The 1950X has a stock clock of 3.4 GHz increasing to a maximum single core boost of 4.0 GHz and features quad channel DDR4 and 64 PCI Express lanes. This processor is effectively two Ryzen 7 1800Xs glued together with Infinity Fabric (AMD’s scalable interconnecting technology), making the 1950X one of the physically largest CPUs on the consumer market. If you are considering this CPU, you will need a new X399 motherboard with a TR4 socket. Early benchmarks show the 1950X competing with Intel’s similarly priced i9-7900X. Whilst the 7900X has slightly higher single and quad core scores (10%-15%), the 1950X is around 35% faster for multi-core workloads. Content creators, and other core intensive task masters will not be disappointed. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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