Average Bench: 88% (23rd of 1176)

Based on 98,394 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz

The high-end hex core, 12 thread i7-8700 is second in Intel’s line up of 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs that witnesses an increase in the number of cores at each SKU, as well as further refinement on the 14nm architecture as seen in the 6th and 7th generations. The i7-8700 features a TDP of 65W, 12MB of L3 Cache and 16 PCIe lanes. Although the 8700 has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it has an all core boost of 4.3 GHz and a single core boost of 4.6 GHz. These are unusually high clocks for a non-K SKU, Intel have historically clocked their non-K SKUs around 10% lower than the flagship K variants but with Coffee Lake, the 8700 is almost a match for a stock 8700K. Priced at $320, the i7-8700 offers exceptional single, quad and multi-core processing power to the mainstream market but unfortunately a new 300 series chipset will also need to be factored into the purchase. AMD’s comparably priced Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8 core 16 thread processor which is around 20% faster at multi-threaded tasks, but has around 20% slower single and quad core performance so the choice between these two processors is use case dependant but generally favours Intel for most desktop users whose workloads are typically single or dual core bound.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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Poor: 73%Average: 88% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged just 11.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8700 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 511Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8700 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 993Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,064Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 SC Int 127 134
107 SC Float 134 143
111 SC Mixed 130 138
90.3% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 QC Int 480 517
404 QC Float 511 549
393 QC Mixed 496 532
88.8% 495 Pts
Min Avg Max
754 MC Int 913 989
836 MC Float 1,064 1,144
792 MC Mixed 993 1,079
66.3% 990 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
97% 140 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 529
95% 529 Pts
MC Int 1,002
MC Float 1,144
MC Mixed 1059
72% 1,068 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
94% 135 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 531
94% 525 Pts
MC Int 933
MC Float 1,081
MC Mixed 1,030
68% 1,015 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 137
96% 139 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 526
94% 528 Pts
MC Int 972
MC Float 1,144
MC Mixed 1,087
72% 1,068 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
91% 132 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 461
87% 487 Pts
MC Int 899
MC Float 1,043
MC Mixed 981
65% 974 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,665,455 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 43%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $485

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi7-8700
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

8th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 21 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

Bought the processor for $200 on eBay.


Excellent

1 month ago.

thermal throttles when using intel stock cooler. also power throttles when using low end B360 boards. Intel is lying about its TDP :( . I regret for not doing more research on its real TDP and choosing suitable motherboards.


Terrible

4 days ago.

one of the best processor that's not insanely priced


Excellent

7 days ago.

Wanted to get i7-8700K but don't want to overclock? This CPU offer nearly similar performance to i7-8700K but you'll save some money and buy faster GPU, more RAM and/or bigger SSD/HDD then.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Good

1 month ago.

8700 is 2017-2018 BEST non-K CPU in the World


Good

2 months ago.

its a good cpu but if you can afford the 8700k and over clock it it is a better option


Good

21 months ago.


Terrible

16 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Terrible

6 months ago.

망작


Good

9 months ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

9 months ago.

Le meilleur rapport qualité/prix (quand je l'ai acheté au mois de mai à 330 CHF, aujourd'hui, à 430CHF, autant prendre le modèle en dessus), mais sinon un excellent processeur, pour avoir besoin de l'overcloocker, il faut au moins faire du montage video.


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