Average Bench: 102% (17th of 1137)

Based on 36,543 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: 108%
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 1.6% 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 938Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,077Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 20.8%. 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 126Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 129Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,543 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 SC Int 126 134
108 SC Float 133 142
112 SC Mixed 129 137
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
385 QC Int 480 518
415 QC Float 510 549
404 QC Mixed 494 532
112% 494 Pts
Min Avg Max
797 MC Int 938 1,000
895 MC Float 1,077 1,145
848 MC Mixed 1,014 1,086
151% 1,010 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 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 528
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 979
MC Float 1,127
MC Mixed 1078
159% 1,061 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 134
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 495
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 928
MC Float 1,112
MC Mixed 1,042
153% 1,027 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 132
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 495
QC Mixed 468
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 971
MC Float 1,107
MC Mixed 1,040
155% 1,040 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 433
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 920
MC Float 1,084
MC Mixed 1,025
151% 1,009 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Desktop 96%
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Workstation 80%
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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 hrs ago.

Turns the new Mac mini into a pro level machine...outruns my MB pro. You will need a eGPU to be happy.


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

one of the best processor that's not insanely priced


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Poor

24 days ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Good

1 month ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

27 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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