Intel Core i7-8700: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-8700

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-8700 sales 1 January 2018 at a recommended price of $303. This is Coffee Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 16.39 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i7-8700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
17.90
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
1 January 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$303
 
Price now
$384
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-8700's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-8700's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Base frequency
3.2 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.6 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
12288 KB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
149 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8700 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
SIPP
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-8700 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8700 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8700.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-8700.
Integrated graphics
 
Max video memory
64 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8700's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8700's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8700's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-8700's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-8700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

16.39

3DMark06 CPU

11193

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7171

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

35384

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.17

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

13

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

192

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

1178

WinRAR 4.0

6332

x264 encoding pass 1

235

x264 encoding pass 2

75

TrueCrypt AES

7.7

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

4486

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

23062

Passmark

13321

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-8700 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-8700 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-8700 from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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