Average Bench: 87% (161st of 1442)

Based on 349,567 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]

Poor: 75%Average: 87% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged just 12.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 88.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 126Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is just 19.5%. 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 Speed 936Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 748Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 349,567 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.3 Memory 88.7 95.5
103 1-Core 126 132
202 2-Core 245 263
85.8% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
375 4-Core 459 518
587 8-Core 748 822
73.9% 604 Pts
Min Avg Max
746 64-Core 936 1,043
57.9% 936 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 132
2-Core 259
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 844
82% 673 Pts
64-Core 1,072
66% 1,072 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 266
91% 164 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 666
74% 585 Pts
64-Core 670
41% 670 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 252
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 758
77% 621 Pts
64-Core 924
57% 924 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 259
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 792
81% 652 Pts
64-Core 1,015
63% 1,015 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
86% 155 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 749
73% 598 Pts
64-Core 903
56% 903 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $320 @ launch in Oct '17
AmazonUS $2001 day
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $292

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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 6 years ago.

Poor

14 days ago.

Still very quick, even by today’s standards.


Poor

3 months 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.


Excellent

13 months ago.

пиздатый лучше чем амд


Good

3 months 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.


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

working and playing with it for over 3 years it is absolutely still relevant even today works great with vr as well


Good

6 years ago.


Terrible

14 months ago.

using it for 3 years and never faced a problem


Excellent

4 years ago.

es buenisimo para edicion a 4k


Average

4 years ago.

Handy for power users who don't need to overclock and just want excellent performance out of box. Suggested to spend a little extra for aftermarket cooler as this CPU runs hot when cooled with stock cooler.


Good

19 months ago.

A very good CPU, especially for 2017 to 2018, but was beaten today by even the budget CPUs like the i3-12100F or the i5-10400F.


Terrible

5 years ago.

망작


Good

5 years ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

5 years 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.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Originally upgraded my old am3+ based motherboard years back when 9th gen was newest and paired it with an i3-9100f. I have been through a few cpus since but his one is the best one ive had yet, its much cheaper used than the 9th gen i7 and has performace similar to even alot newer I5 processors. I picked mine up used for 65 quid here in England and for that price you will struggle to get anything close in performance. If your still on lga1151 and need an upgrade get this and you will be fine for atleast another 3 years. You could even pair it with a gpu like a 3070ti and still have no real bottlenecking .


Excellent

4 years ago.

dis good i approve


Excellent

3 years ago.

i get 97.3 on my 8700. its just lovely


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