Real World Speed
Performance profile from 746,287 user samples
746,287 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 148th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % 106 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
83 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
128 Pts 185 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
249 Pts 362 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+45%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
466 Pts 694 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+49%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
770 Pts 1,178 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+53%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.5 Pts +5% 92.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
148 Pts 195 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
292 Pts 386 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+32%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
558 Pts 754 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
892 Pts 1,279 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+43%
Market Share
Based on 67,686,362 CPUs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % 96.7 % More popular.
+21%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.47 % Much higher market share.
+53%
0.96 %
Price
Price (score)
$186 Cheaper.
+20%
222 USD
Value
Value For Money
98.7 % 117 % Better value.
+18%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts +3% 97.6 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 10.4 cores Much higher core count.
+74%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16.9 threads Much higher thread count.
+41%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 9.78 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+43%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
3.37 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz 4.86 GHz +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1147 Pts 2,018 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+76%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
971 Pts 1,890 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+95%
Age
Newest
78 Months 29.9 Months Hugely more recent.
+161%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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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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