Average Bench: 102% (16th of 1137)

Based on 33,829 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: 88%Average: 102% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 2.1% higher 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 939Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,080Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 21.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8700 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 127Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 127 134
115 SC Float 134 142
116 SC Mixed 131 138
104% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
391 QC Int 482 520
432 QC Float 512 551
409 QC Mixed 495 533
113% 497 Pts
Min Avg Max
797 MC Int 939 1,006
892 MC Float 1,080 1,152
833 MC Mixed 1,016 1,090
151% 1,012 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 529
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 983
MC Float 1,151
MC Mixed 1,063
159% 1,066 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 132
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 511
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 988
MC Float 1,130
MC Mixed 1,057
158% 1,059 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 457
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 947
MC Float 1,059
MC Mixed 1,013
150% 1,007 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 105
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 366
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 715
MC Float 834
MC Mixed 788
116% 779 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,151,029 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $450

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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 13 months ago.

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3 days ago.

I use it for Rendering/ Gaming/ Working/ Developing/ Designing. It is very good friend ,, thank you intel


Excellent

2 days ago.

I Font Lone the Core i7, because of the price.


Excellent

1 day ago.

one of the best processor that's not insanely priced


Poor

18 days ago.

bad performance


Excellent

22 days ago.

Makes me WET .


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Poor

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

Great turbo boost


Good

13 months ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Good

30 days ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

24 days 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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