We already have new performance tests of the Intel Core i7-8700K, the flagship processor of the Intel Coffee Lake family belonging to the 8th Generation that will arrive on 5 October, 2017 along with the new motherboards equipped with the Intel Z370 chipset.
In terms of specifications, Intel Core i7-8700K offers 6 physical cores and 12 logical cores (with HyperThreading) at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.70 / 4.30 GHz, speed that can increase even more when the cores are deactivated. With 4x cores it reaches 4.40 GHz, 2x 4.60 GHz, while with a single core the processor will run at 4.70 GHz. All this under a 95W TDP accompanied by 1.5 MB of level 2 cache, divided into 256 kB per core, along with 12 MB L3.
After passing through Geekbench database, the Core i7-8700K scored 5,773 points in single-core test compared to the 4,900 points of AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, although when using all cores, the Intel processor reached the 24,260 points against 28,000 points by the Ryzen 7 1800X, so it is not a bad score, as the Ryzen 7 1800x is equipped with two additional physical cores and four threads, makes a slight difference of 4,000 points.
Intel 8th Generation Coffee Lake Series Specifications
|Processor||Core / Threads||6x Turbo||4x Turbo||2xTurbo||1x Turbo||TDP|
|Core i7-8700K||6N / 12H||3.70 GHz||4.30 GHz||4.40 GHz||4.60 GHz||4.70 GHz||95W|
|Core i7-8700||6N / 12H||3.20 GHz||4.30 GHz||4.30 GHz||4.50 GHz||4.60 GHz||65W|
|Core i5-8600K||6N / 6H||3.60 GHz||4.10 GHz||4.20 GHz||4.20 GHz||4.30 GHz||95W|
|Core i5-8400||6N / 6H||2.80 GHz||3.80 GHz||3.90 GHz||3.90 GHz||4.00 GHz||65W|
|Core i3-8350K||4N / 4H||4.00 GHz||/||/||/||/||95W|
|Core i3-8100||4N / 4H||3.80 GHz||/||/||/||/||65W|