Average Bench: 88.5% (29th of 1196)

Based on 125,402 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: 75%Average: 88.5% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged just 11.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 255Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is just 18.7%. 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 Mixed Speed 998Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 801Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 125,402 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 1-Core 130 137
215 2-Core 255 271
90.8% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
407 4-Core 496 531
646 8-Core 801 886
82.3% 648 Pts
Min Avg Max
830 64-Core 998 1,078
67% 998 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 135
2-Core 271
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 799
86% 667 Pts
64-Core 1,065
72% 1,065 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 857
88% 693 Pts
64-Core 1,010
68% 1,010 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 827
86% 672 Pts
64-Core 1,008
68% 1,008 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 249
91% 191 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 857
88% 693 Pts
64-Core 1,037
70% 1,037 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 214
79% 165 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 604
66% 508 Pts
64-Core 1,041
70% 1,041 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,859,541 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $548

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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 2 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

15 days ago.

Been using this CPU for over six months now on my main gaming box where I also do some photo and video editing and it has been very reliable with no problems. I don't have time for overclocking anymore these days so this non "K" version has been a better value for me.


Terrible

23 days ago.

your mum


Terrible

23 days 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.


Terrible

22 days 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

1 month ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Good

1 month ago.

because it is my cpu


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

ruim


Terrible

29 days ago.

best cpu!


Good

28 days ago.

ryzen 7 8700x


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

i have it but mine is 3720qm


Excellent

29 days ago.

es buenisimo para edicion a 4k


Terrible

20 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Excellent

1 month ago.

very good


Terrible

10 months ago.

망작


Good

13 months ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

13 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.


Excellent

7 days ago.

dis good i approve


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