Average Bench: 102% (29th of 1158)

Based on 82,174 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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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 2.0% 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 Floating Point Speed 1,076Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 920Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 22%. 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 130Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 82,174 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 127 134
111 SC Float 134 142
110 SC Mixed 130 138
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
385 QC Int 483 518
412 QC Float 513 550
408 QC Mixed 496 532
113% 497 Pts
Min Avg Max
775 MC Int 920 991
873 MC Float 1,076 1,144
816 MC Mixed 1,006 1,082
150% 1,001 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 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 543
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 987
MC Float 1,172
MC Mixed 1,091
162% 1,083 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 527
119% 527 Pts
MC Int 972
MC Float 1,128
MC Mixed 1,075
158% 1,058 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 516
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 947
MC Float 1,131
MC Mixed 1,058
156% 1,045 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 132
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 515
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 963
MC Float 1,143
MC Mixed 1068
158% 1,058 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 520
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 717
MC Float 814
MC Mixed 765
114% 765 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,052,393 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700 Builds (Compare 4,592 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
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System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $500

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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 19 months ago.

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4 days ago.

I bought on Amazon fro 293€. Really nice CPU.


Good

16 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

one of the best processor that's not insanely priced


Good

1 month ago.

MY DREAM


Terrible

1 month 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

2 months ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

18 days ago.

great cpu than latest gen


Good

17 days ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Good cpu


Terrible

14 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Terrible

4 months ago.

망작


Good

7 months ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

6 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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