Average Bench: 102% (25th of 1147)

Based on 69,207 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 2.3% 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 1,082Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 926Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 21.2%. 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 69,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 127 134
118 SC Float 135 143
115 SC Mixed 131 137
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
397 QC Int 483 517
439 QC Float 514 550
408 QC Mixed 497 532
113% 498 Pts
Min Avg Max
802 MC Int 926 995
909 MC Float 1,082 1148
869 MC Mixed 1,013 1,083
150% 1,007 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 143
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 530
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 999
MC Float 1,132
MC Mixed 1,082
160% 1,071 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 529
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 998
MC Float 1,100
MC Mixed 1,042
157% 1,047 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 129
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 436
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 791
MC Float 990
MC Mixed 912
134% 898 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 430
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 1,028
MC Float 1,176
MC Mixed 1,113
165% 1,106 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,599,209 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700 Builds (Compare 4,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $520

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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 17 months ago.

Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Poor

15 days ago.

one of the best processor that's not insanely priced


Excellent

4 days ago.

MY DREAM


Excellent

19 days ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.


Excellent

14 days ago.

Good cpu


Terrible

12 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Terrible

2 months ago.

망작


Good

5 months ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

4 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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