IntelBX80684I78700K
IntelBX80646I34150

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 400,376 user samples
380,080 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
20,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 335th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+80%
51.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+45%
94.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+64%
163 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+112%
243 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
836 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+236%
249 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
103 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+60%
193 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+123%
272 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
983 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+261%
272 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,397,625 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,718%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
87.5 % Much better value.
+41%
62.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
149 % Hugely more popular.
+157%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$340 $139 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+61%
67 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+43%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+34%
3.5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1218 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+345%
274 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+314%
252 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
12 MB 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $117.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2013C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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 Intel Core i3-4150 is successor to the i3-4130 2013 Haswell processor. Looking at the 4150 and 4130 side-by-side shows that the only difference between the two processors is a 100 MHz base clock increase from 3.4 GHz on the older 4130 to 3.5 GHz on the newer 4150. The marginal 2.9% clock speed increase brings an equally marginal performance boost. Despite the academic performance gain over it's predecessor, thanks to its excellent single-core performance, the i3-4150 is still an extremely capable desktop CPU and will handle the vast majority of regular desktop computing without breaking a sweat. Coupling the i3-4150 with a discrete GPU will satisfy all but the toughest of gaming requirements. Only the lower powered but significantly cheaper Pentium G's offer better value for money[Jun '14 CPUPro]

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