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Intel Core i7-8700

Intel 8700

The Intel Core i7-8700 is a high-end desktop processor with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced in September 2017. The processor clocks at between 3.2 and 4.6 GHz and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the slightly higher clocked Core i7-8700K, the i7-8700 offers a lower TDP and no unlocked multiplier (no easy overclocking).

Performance

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased by almost 50% compared to the previous quad-core Kaby Lake models. Single-core performance has not improved much. As a high-end model, the i7-8700 is suitable for the most demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz. The build is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 65 watts. Therefore, well-dimensioned cooling systems should easily manage to deal with the created heat. We expect increased efficiency due to the higher performance.

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameCoffee Lake-S
Series: Core i7 (Desktop) Coffee Lake-S
Intel Core i7-9700K (compare)3600 - 4900 MHz8 / 816 MB
Intel Core i7-8086K (compare)3700 - 5000 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K (compare)3700 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i7-87003200 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate3200 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/05/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1167     avg: 1186.7     median: 1178 (27%)     max: 1215 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 190     avg: 193     median: 192 (88%)     max: 197 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 12     avg: 13     median: 12 (27%)     max: 13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.2 Points (109%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6992     avg: 7140     median: 7171 (78%)     max: 7257 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 34532     avg: 36153     median: 35384 (54%)     max: 38543 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 143     avg: 198.4     median: 198 (2%)     max: 253 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 5     avg: 6.8     median: 6 (1%)     max: 8 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 5912     avg: 6251.7     median: 6332 (74%)     max: 6511 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 70     avg: 75.7     median: 75 (2%)     max: 81 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 221     avg: 230.6     median: 234 (87%)     max: 235 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.8 GB/s (40%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.3 GB/s (43%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.5 GB/s (38%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8738     avg: 10525.7     median: 11193 (75%)     max: 11646 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.3 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.4 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 460     avg: 469.3     median: 472 (2%)     max: 475 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 13159     avg: 13301.7     median: 13310 (68%)     max: 13436 points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 11130     avg: 11691.7     median: 11885 (30%)     max: 12060 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 16818     avg: 17486.7     median: 17458 (54%)     max: 18184 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 21806     avg: 23061.5     median: 23061 (28%)     max: 24317 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4484     avg: 4486     median: 4486 (92%)     max: 4488 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 22753     avg: 23925.5     median: 23925 (64%)     max: 25098 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4703     avg: 4708.5     median: 4708 (96%)     max: 4714 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
112.3 Watt (24%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
112.8 Watt (20%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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