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 $359. This is 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 4.70 GHz 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 DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 47.60 percent of a leader's which is Intel Xeon W-3175X.

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)
12.50
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
5 January 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$359
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$376
 
of 8685 (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
64K (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
12288 KB
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
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
+
 
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
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 

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.
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 i7-8700K 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 i7-8700K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8700K.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
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 i7-8700K.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
Max video memory
64 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

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

Graphics image quality

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

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-8700K'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 i7-8700K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

47.60

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

15963

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 faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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