IntelBX80684I78700K
IntelBX80677I57600K

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.8GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 297,682 user samples
217,688 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
79,994 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
107 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
90.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
126 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
521 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
467 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1071 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+125%
477 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts +4% 149 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
569 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1225 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+114%
572 Pts
Market Share
Based on 13,907,899 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3 % Hugely higher market share.
+335%
0.69 %
Value
Value For Money
99.8 % +4% 95.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
157 % Much more popular.
+60%
98 %
Price
Price (score)
$355 $251 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
15 Months Much more recent.
+38%
24 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
143 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
159 Pts +2% 156 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
597 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+11%
540 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
634 Pts +3% 614 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1125 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+108%
540 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1314 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+114%
615 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
12 MB 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $242.00 - $243.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
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 i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]

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