Average Bench: 107% (22nd of 1159)

Based on 311,259 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz

The i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700K averaged 7.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,139Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 964Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 31.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 134Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 137Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 311,259 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 SC Int 134 150
117 SC Float 141 159
117 SC Mixed 137 155
110% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
411 QC Int 507 594
439 QC Float 538 632
422 QC Mixed 520 607
118% 522 Pts
Min Avg Max
811 MC Int 964 1,107
967 MC Float 1,139 1,306
889 MC Mixed 1,060 1,221
157% 1,054 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 148
118% 148 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 593
130% 573 Pts
MC Int 1093
MC Float 1,213
MC Mixed 1,068
168% 1,124 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 549
QC Float 598
QC Mixed 580
130% 576 Pts
MC Int 1,010
MC Float 1,232
MC Mixed 1,184
170% 1,142 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 147
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 548
120% 529 Pts
MC Int 1,004
MC Float 1,254
MC Mixed 1,119
168% 1,126 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 532
120% 532 Pts
MC Int 950
MC Float 1,125
MC Mixed 1050
156% 1,042 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 529
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 949
MC Float 1,130
MC Mixed 1,058
156% 1,045 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,713,362 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 23,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,553

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi7-8700K
# 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 Speed3.70 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.70 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (130W)

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 21 months ago.

Excellent

10 hrs ago.

lol


Terrible

2 days ago.

Made redundant by the 2700X

Comment 

Just needs to be a little cheaper. Ryzen 1600 for instance is more than £150 cheaper, includes a cooler, cheaper motherboards and is very competitive in multithreading workloads. In gaming, it's only around 9% slower than a 7700K and I doubt a 8700K would be much better in gaming since the vast majority of games cannot effectively utilize these extra cores. Just needs to be slightly cheaper.—Sep '17


Good

3 days ago.

Way too expensive, in Canada you are looking at over $600, really not worth that price. Would be perfect at around $350 to $400.


Good

3 days ago.

me ha gustado puedo jugar terraria a full hd


Terrible

10 days ago.

ryzen is the best


Poor

1 day ago.

Cool


Good

1 day ago.

awesome smooth running cpu


Good

3 days ago.

great


Excellent

2 months ago.

All six cores @5,2 GHz without water cooling :-D Great for overclocked GTX1080Ti feeding and of course for good feeling. And yes it cost more than AMD


Good

10 days ago.

better than atom z520


Excellent

1 month ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Good

19 days ago.

cost to much for its performance


Excellent

2 months ago.

Issa nutty one


Good

1 month ago.

Intel Price and the performance vs 2700x... I take 2700x all day!


Terrible

2 days ago.

Best cpu


Good

2 days ago.

It is top of the i7 charts for now


Poor

1 day ago.

The time it'll be $100, I'll vote for it.


Excellent

10 days ago.

pogU cpu


Good

19 days ago.

It is expensive and no cpu cooler


Good

20 months ago.


Liked

5 days ago.

Comment 

6C/12T with an awesome single core performance good move intel but we all know that AMD was the reason behind this so thx AMD 3—Sep '17


Poor

1 month ago.

too expensive for what it is


Poor

5 months ago.

8700k is a no-brainer, unless7800k is considered as just a stop-by for a further upgrade to a greater core count


Excellent

1 month ago.

best cpu ever


Excellent

13 months ago.

my benchmark on this 94.7% my cpu has turbo on it also is it normal ?? i just bought it 4 days ago


Excellent

3 months ago.

8700k


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

20 months ago.

It could be a consideration if the price went down about 50 dollars. *EDIT* (10/4) The prices for it might be cheaper than 380. And it's apparently one of the best consumer processors on this website. So it'll probably be a good buy.


Terrible

14 months ago.

price


Good

16 months ago.

ok


Poor

18 months ago.

weak multi


Terrible

11 months ago.

high price, too much heat


Good

7 months ago.

Too bad it has such a high premium, because you can get similar performance for less with te 2700X. But it's still great as a CPU though.


Terrible

5 months ago.

intel cpu is so expensive.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Great CPU for the price. Handles games great and workloads great as well.


Excellent

8 months ago.

monster


Excellent

4 months ago.

Beast cpu


Terrible

2 months ago.

Intel


Excellent

12 months ago.

Absolute beast!!!


Excellent

8 months ago.

For 350€ it's a top notch CPU even without oc but with - mama mia


Excellent

8 months ago.

Extremely quick single core processing!


Good

6 months ago.

Probably intel's best in price for performance with plenty of gaming power.


Good

14 months ago.

what a perfect


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best intel processor for this time!


Poor

17 months ago.

You can get a 8C 16T CPU for a cheaper price from AMD, yielding overall higher performance.


Excellent

9 months ago.

FAST


Excellent

19 months ago.

Throws one hell of a punch in terms of pure clock speed. Expensive, but has longevity.


Excellent

18 months ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Excellent

16 months ago.

would recommend easily more reliable and stable. Even OCed.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best Gaming-CPU today, with a bit less voltage even cool enough.


Good

6 months ago.

The i7-8700K is a powerful processor that can overclock to 5 GHz on air, and even higher if water cooled. In most games, this processor still reigns supreme, as newer titles arrive that CAN utilize all cores of the processor, such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey. With a price tag of about $350 USD, it can still be hard to recommend this processor over the non 'K' variant, which still places this processor firmly in 'enthusiast' territory, even 14 months after it's initial release. However, it is the cheapest 'enthusiast' grade consumer processor you can buy from the Intel lineup, and with 6 cores and 12 threads, can also double for moderate workstation or server use.


Terrible

18 months ago.

results here have been skewed too much b y overclocking. This score can not be trusted.


Excellent

15 months ago.

I love this thing, super snappy and tackles every normal task like it's flicking a bug off it's arm. Is toasty but not too much to to handle with an AIO.


Good

13 months ago.

Best 500$ CPU for games.


Terrible

10 months ago.

Keep changing sockets, underperforms


Good

8 months ago.

like


Terrible

8 months ago.

intel is bad and doesnt make my wee wee hard i only mastrebute to amd


Excellent

4 months ago.

Smashes any task thrown at it


Good

20 months ago.

Probably wont upgrade anytime soon. My 7700k is perfect! Maybe something with more PCIe lanes so I can add more NVMe drives. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3833233


Good

20 months ago.

if anyone ever want the ultimate deal for multithread performance, you should check out the xeon 2nd hand market. I just built a dual e5-2696 v2. cost of both cpu ($580). cost of z9ped16 MB ($370). cost of 64GB DDR3 ($120). Here's the bench: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5285848 obviously the single and quad core number does suck but the multithread number is even slightly better than that of 1950X. on top of that, much cheaper ddr3 ecc ram...


Excellent

19 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

18 months ago.

132% oc'd to 5.2 ghz


Excellent

16 months ago.

5Ghz on all 6 cores with an H100i cooler. This processor is amazing and competes with the higher core/thread count of the Ryzen 1800X, while outperforming Ryzen in gaming. This is a fantastic processor!


Excellent

13 months ago.

5.1ghz@1.33v


Good

7 months ago.

beast


Excellent

7 months ago.

I mostly game and stream videos and I have had zero issues with it whatsoever.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Awesome for anything.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Overclocks like a beast and doesn't double as a heater for the whole house


Excellent

4 months ago.

Everything you need for the next 3-4 years


Excellent

1 month ago.

Performance is incredible. Overclockability is amazing. CPU performs reliably and well. Recommend to anyone interested in overclocking without spending too too much money on the silicon.


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