Average Bench: 107% (21st of 1144)

Based on 193,920 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 6.9% 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 1,146Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 978Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700K is 34.8%. 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 132Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 193,920 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 132 151
114 SC Float 140 159
115 SC Mixed 136 155
109% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
403 QC Int 502 597
431 QC Float 535 631
418 QC Mixed 519 614
118% 519 Pts
Min Avg Max
819 MC Int 978 1,135
966 MC Float 1,146 1,314
910 MC Mixed 1,071 1,237
159% 1,065 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 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 150
121% 152 Pts
QC Int 546
QC Float 613
QC Mixed 586
132% 582 Pts
MC Int 1,071
MC Float 1,313
MC Mixed 1,179
177% 1,188 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 147
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 150
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 515
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 1,070
MC Float 1,262
MC Mixed 1195
176% 1,175 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 520
117% 514 Pts
MC Int 911
MC Float 1,185
MC Mixed 951
151% 1,016 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 133
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 507
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 956
MC Float 1,098
MC Mixed 1,002
152% 1,019 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 410
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 870
MC Float 1,076
MC Mixed 969
145% 972 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,923,905 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '17
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Typical Core i7-8700K Builds (Compare 17,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,615

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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 14 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 hrs ago.

not great way better than last gen


Good

5 hrs ago.

ok

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

1 day ago.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600


Excellent

3 days ago.

i7 is not cheap than ryzen 7 :) absolutely good from Intel price - performance is better AMD Ryzen 2700 X :)


Good

8 hrs ago.

good


Good

13 hrs ago.

me ha gustado puedo jugar terraria a full hd


Good

1 day ago.

Best CPU for gaming without going into lunatic price ranges


Good

3 days ago.

etsa buenisimo


Poor

1 day ago.

Bad value for money


Good

5 days ago.

best and top cpu before servering chipset


Excellent

11 days ago.

the guy name is literally AMD and is talking trash about Intel go figure . with tnx to AMD for forcing Intel into a jump


Good

11 days ago.

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


Good

22 days ago.

It is top of the i7 charts for now


Good

14 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

It is expensive and no cpu cooler


Good

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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


Excellent

2 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

7 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


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

14 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

8 months ago.

price


Good

10 months ago.

ok


Poor

12 months ago.

weak multi


Terrible

5 months ago.

high price, too much heat


Good

1 month 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.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

monster


Excellent

6 months ago.

Absolute beast!!!


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Extremely quick single core processing!


Good

16 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

what a perfect


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best intel processor for this time!


Poor

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

FAST


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

hoy dia el mejor CPU


Excellent

10 months ago.

would recommend easily more reliable and stable. Even OCed.


Terrible

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Best Gaming-CPU ever! With a bit less voltage even cool enough.


Good

7 months ago.

Best 500$ CPU for games.


Terrible

3 months ago.

Keep changing sockets, underperforms


Good

1 month ago.

like


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

14 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

14 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

13 months ago.

high performance in both single and multi thread


Excellent

12 months ago.

132% oc'd to 5.2 ghz


Excellent

9 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

7 months ago.

5.1ghz@1.33v


Good

27 days ago.

beast


Excellent

26 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

Awesome for anything.


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


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