IntelBX80684I78700K
IntelBX80646I74770K

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 204,462 user samples
140,102 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
64,360 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
107 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
76.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
110 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+40%
371 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1078 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+88%
573 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
129 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
615 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
467 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1242 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+82%
682 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,605,804 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.8 % Hugely higher market share.
+443%
0.7 %
Value
Value For Money
98.2 % Much better value.
+47%
66.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Hugely more popular.
+129%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$370 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$420
Age
Newest
12 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
67 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 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 Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
130 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
131 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
599 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+28%
468 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
635 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+36%
468 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1138 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+75%
649 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1321 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+90%
695 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'13
Cache
Cache
12 MB 8 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 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2013D
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
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.25 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
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 Core i7-4770K is Intel's fourth generation (codename Haswell) flagship processor in the hugely successful Core range. It's not surprising that the 4770K sets a new Real World Performance index record, besting its predecessor by just over 9%. The 4770K also tops out in the remainder of our benchmarks setting new highs of 10020 and 2164 in the PassMark and PassMark Single Thread tests which equates to roughly an 8% overall performance increase over the 3770K. With a TDP of 84 watts, power consumption has increased slightly over the 3770K. The new Core i7-4770K demonstrates around an 8% performance increase over its predecessor the 3770K but it costs 12% more. As a result, at least until prices drop, this processor represents marginally worse value for money than the 3770K. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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