IntelBX80684I78700K
IntelBX8070110700K

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.8GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
284 EFps 306 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+8%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
106 EFps 108 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
139 EFps +1% 138 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
139 EFps 140 EFps +1%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
139 EFps +4% 134 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 750,161 user samples
630,213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
119,948 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % 98.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
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5 % FarC5 8%, BFV 6%, SotTR 6%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 11%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 3%, Sekiro 9%, Wolf2 1%
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AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
5 % FarC5 8%, BFV 6%, SotTR 6%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 11%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 3%, Sekiro 9%, Wolf2 1%
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
7 % BFV 1%, SotTR 10%, MetroEx 7%, Divis2 9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts 92.1 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 146 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts 288 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts 558 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
811 Pts 1032 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts 97.3 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 157 Pts +3%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts 311 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
591 Pts 615 Pts +4%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
945 Pts 1179 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
Market Share
Based on 46,364,575 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.24 % Higher market share.
+18%
1.05 %
Value
Value For Money
89 % 95.3 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 93 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$320 $309 +3%
Age
Newest
47 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+66%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
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 5.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1165 Pts 1649 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+42%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1009 Pts 1531 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+52%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
12 MB 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.70 GHz 5.10 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2015D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2933
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3
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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Intel’s tenth generation octa-core hyperthreaded i7-10700K is one of the fastest high-end desktop CPUs ever made. A simple overclock yields all 16 threads running at a staggering 5.1 GHz. Gaming and desktop performance is second only to the flagship i9-10900K. Although a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard is required, it will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The 10700K’s $400 USD price tag puts it in a similar price band to AMD’s 12-core hyperthreaded Ryzen 9 3900X, however, the 10700K’s faster cores combined with its lower memory latency, yield a 12% effective speed advantage over the 3900X. Intra-generationally comparing the 10700K and 10600K shows that the 10600K offers almost identical gaming performance for 34% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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