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Intel Core i7-8700

Intel i7-8700

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).


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.


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 Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-S

Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-S

Intel Core i7-8086K compare3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K compare3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i7-87003.2 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-8600K compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500 compare3 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8400 compare2.8 - 4 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 69 MB
Clock Rate3200 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
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 Coffee Lake i7-8700


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1167     avg: 1194     median: 1199 (12%)     max: 1215 Points
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