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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).

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 Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-S

Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-S

Intel Core i7-8086K compare3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8700K compare3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8700 « 3.2 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8600K compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8500 compare3 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400 compare2.8 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8500T compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
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
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
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/05/2017
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1167     avg: 1194     median: 1199 (8%)     max: 1215 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 12.9     avg: 13     median: 13 (17%)     max: 13.04 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.16     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (54%)     max: 2.18 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6992     avg: 7140     median: 7171 (43%)     max: 7257 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 34532     avg: 36153     median: 35384 (26%)     max: 38543 points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 143.7     avg: 198.4     median: 198.4 (2%)     max: 253.1 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.469     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 8.061 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 70.9     avg: 75.7     median: 75.2 (26%)     max: 81.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 221.6     avg: 230.6     median: 234.6 (54%)     max: 235.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.5 fps (17%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.74     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (24%)     max: 0.822 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8738     avg: 10526     median: 11193 (24%)     max: 11646 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.126     avg: 8.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 8.4 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18.11     avg: 18.4     median: 18.5 (1%)     max: 18.6 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 460.1     avg: 469.3     median: 472.2 (2%)     max: 475.7 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
45569 Points (40%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 13159     avg: 13302     median: 13310 (36%)     max: 13436 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 11130     avg: 11692     median: 11885 (30%)     max: 12060 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 16818     avg: 17487     median: 17458 (31%)     max: 18184 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 6755     avg: 6874     median: 6873.5 (29%)     max: 6992 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21806     avg: 23062     median: 23061.5 (41%)     max: 24317 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 4484     avg: 4486     median: 4486 (88%)     max: 4488 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 22753     avg: 23926     median: 23925.5 (37%)     max: 25098 points
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