Average Bench: 78.7% (172nd of 1316)

Based on 44 user benchmarks.  Device: 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 78.7% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-8700 averaged 21.2% 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 124Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 82.1Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8700 is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8700 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 655Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 596Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 44 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.3 Memory 82.1 93.4
99 1-Core 124 141
128 2-Core 232 276
83.8% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 414 526
130 8-Core 596 873
65.2% 505 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 64-Core 655 1068
44% 655 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU #0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 129
2-Core 258
89% 158 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 751
81% 632 Pts
64-Core 565
38% 565 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 236
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 758
78% 612 Pts
64-Core 967
65% 967 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 242
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 677
74% 573 Pts
64-Core 756
51% 756 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 123
2-Core 247
82% 147 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 694
74% 580 Pts
64-Core 812
54% 812 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 123
2-Core 228
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 390
54% 395 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 794
75% 606 Pts
64-Core 882
59% 882 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 240
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 235
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
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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

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