Average Bench: 107% (21st of 1147)

Based on 275,275 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 7.4% 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 1,148Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 972Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 30.3%. 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 275,275 samples)
Min Avg Max
119 SC Int 134 150
121 SC Float 142 159
119 SC Mixed 137 155
110% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
420 QC Int 505 593
455 QC Float 539 632
442 QC Mixed 522 609
118% 522 Pts
Min Avg Max
852 MC Int 972 1,112
993 MC Float 1,148 1,314
940 MC Mixed 1,069 1,222
159% 1,063 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 145
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 559
QC Float 558
QC Mixed 569
127% 562 Pts
MC Int 1,005
MC Float 1,210
MC Mixed 1,136
167% 1,117 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 139
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 526
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 955
MC Float 1,123
MC Mixed 1,078
157% 1,052 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 528
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 938
MC Float 1,112
MC Mixed 1,033
154% 1,028 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 516
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 525
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 930
MC Float 1,122
MC Mixed 1,051
154% 1,034 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,461,096 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 21,993 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 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,578

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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 19 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 hrs ago.

00000000000000000000000


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

Very good CPU to overclocking...


Disliked

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

Müthiş


Poor

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

10 days ago.

me ha gustado puedo jugar terraria a full hd


Good

1 month ago.

ryzen is the best


Good

3 days ago.

Cool


Excellent

30 days ago.

awesome smooth running cpu


Excellent

4 days ago.

BAIXO CUSTO BENEFICIO


Excellent

11 days 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

14 days ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Good

28 days ago.

cost to much for its performance


Excellent

15 days ago.

Issa nutty one


Good

22 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

It is top of the i7 charts for now


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

pogU cpu


Good

19 months ago.


Poor

3 months ago.

It is expensive and no cpu cooler


Average

12 hrs 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 day ago.

too expensive for what it is


Poor

4 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

11 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

1 month ago.

8700k


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

18 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

12 months ago.

price


Good

14 months ago.

ok


Poor

16 months ago.

weak multi


Terrible

10 months ago.

high price, too much heat


Good

5 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

3 months ago.

intel cpu is so expensive.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

7 days ago.

i get over 10 fram epr seconds in micraft so 64 chunks and we good namn


Excellent

6 months ago.

monster


Excellent

2 months ago.

Beast cpu


Terrible

11 days ago.

Intel


Excellent

10 months ago.

Absolute beast!!!


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Extremely quick single core processing!


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

what a perfect


Excellent

9 months ago.

Best intel processor for this time!


Poor

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

FAST


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Excellent

14 months ago.

would recommend easily more reliable and stable. Even OCed.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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

12 months ago.

Best 500$ CPU for games.


Terrible

8 months ago.

Keep changing sockets, underperforms


Good

6 months ago.

like


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Smashes any task thrown at it


Good

18 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

18 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

18 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

16 months ago.

132% oc'd to 5.2 ghz


Excellent

14 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

12 months ago.

5.1ghz@1.33v


Good

5 months ago.

beast


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Awesome for anything.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Everything you need for the next 3-4 years


Excellent

1 day 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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