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 57.47 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-7980XE.

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
 
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
12288 KB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
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
 

CPU benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

57.47

3DMark06 CPU

11650

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7413

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

39382

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.23

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

15

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

193

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

1382

WinRAR 4.0

7076

x264 encoding pass 1

233

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. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Core i3-530
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Core i3-4340
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Phenom X3 8650
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Core i3-560
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Pentium D 915
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Celeron 450
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Celeron 2.20
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Core i7-8700K performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Core i7-8700K
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Pentium D 915

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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