Average Bench: 87.4% (90th of 1355)

Based on 342,620 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]

Poor: 74%Average: 87.4% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged just 12.6% 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. Memory Latency 89.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 126Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 20.1%. 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 955Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 762Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 342,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Memory 89.2 95.7
97.9 1-Core 126 134
192 2-Core 244 263
88% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
358 4-Core 461 516
583 8-Core 762 847
77.4% 612 Pts
Min Avg Max
738 64-Core 955 1,066
64.1% 955 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 850
85% 676 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)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 787
82% 644 Pts
64-Core 1,033
69% 1,033 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 131
2-Core 258
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 842
84% 667 Pts
64-Core 1,050
70% 1,050 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 246
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 757
79% 620 Pts
64-Core 868
58% 868 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 118
2-Core 262
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 816
84% 658 Pts
64-Core 1,038
70% 1,038 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,807,739 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 86%
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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 4 years ago.

Good

4 months ago.

fantastic value for money and very fast!


Poor

1 month ago.

It´s not much slower then the newer processors and much more energy efficient, overall brillliant CPU


Poor

11 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.


Poor

5 months ago.

пиздатый лучше чем амд


Excellent

5 months 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

4 months ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

7 days ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Poor

6 months ago.

working and playing with it for over 3 years it is absolutely still relevant even today works great with vr as well


Excellent

1 month ago.

using it for 3 years and never faced a problem


Excellent

2 years ago.

es buenisimo para edicion a 4k


Excellent

2 years ago.

very good


Average

2 years ago.

Handy for power users who don't need to overclock and just want excellent performance out of box. Suggested to spend a little extra for aftermarket cooler as this CPU runs hot when cooled with stock cooler.


Terrible

3 years ago.

망작


Good

3 years ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

3 years 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

2 years ago.

dis good i approve


Excellent

22 months ago.

i get 97.3 on my 8700. its just lovely


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