Intel Core i7-8700K: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-8700K

Summary

Intel started Core i7-8700K sales 5 January 2017 at a recommended price of $420. This is high-end Coffee Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4700 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 54.82 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i7-8700K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
5 January 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$420
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$358.99
 
of 8684.5 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-8700K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-8700K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Maximum frequency
4.7 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
12288 KB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8700K 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
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8700K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-8700K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8700K.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

54.82

3DMark06 CPU

11701

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7328

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

39096

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

15

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

192

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

1359

WinRAR 4.0

7120

x264 encoding pass 1

232

x264 encoding pass 2

87

TrueCrypt AES

8

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

5754

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

23209

Passmark

15966

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-8700K from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 1900X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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