Average Bench: 89.5% (57th of 1316)

Based on 263,985 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: 78%Average: 89.5% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged just 10.5% 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 128Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 89.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is just 18.5%. 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 945Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 769Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 263,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Memory 89.9 95.8
112 1-Core 128 136
215 2-Core 251 267
89.6% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
392 4-Core 479 529
593 8-Core 769 863
79.4% 624 Pts
Min Avg Max
735 64-Core 945 1,063
63.4% 945 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 712
80% 615 Pts
64-Core 851
57% 851 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 134
2-Core 259
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 797
84% 659 Pts
64-Core 978
66% 978 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 130
2-Core 257
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 802
83% 654 Pts
64-Core 962
65% 962 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 556
72% 536 Pts
64-Core 766
51% 766 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 852
86% 680 Pts
64-Core 993
67% 993 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $320 @ launch in Oct '17
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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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 3 years ago.

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30 days ago.

I regret buying this, it works fine from 2017 but still, I would have rather gona amd with this one


Good

51 mins ago.

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


Good

13 months 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

пиздатый лучше чем амд


Excellent

9 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

3 months ago.

Very good CPU, solid powerhouse


Good

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

7 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

20 months ago.

es buenisimo para edicion a 4k


Excellent

21 months ago.

very good


Average

18 months 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

2 years ago.

망작


Good

2 years ago.

better thank i5 8600k


Excellent

2 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

19 months ago.

dis good i approve


Excellent

11 months ago.

i get 97.3 on my 8700. its just lovely


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