Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-8700K vs Core i7-7700K

Intel Core i7-8700K


Intel Core i7-7700K

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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 94
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I78700K BX80677I77700K
Release Date October 2017 January 2017
Effective Value
TDP 95 Watts 91 Watts
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Series Core i7 8th Gen Core i7 7th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 8
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 4200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4700MHz 4500MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 12.00MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Ultimately, if you want the best overall performance and don’t want to invest in a high-end desktop system, the Core i7-8700K is the fastest CPU around, and is supremely lustworthy as a result. However, it doesn’t have everything its own way."

"The i7-7700K is Intel's highest clocked CPU ever, but ultimately it's only a minor update to Skylake with incremental improvements."

Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-8700K vs Core i7-7700K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-8700K:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 12%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 9 months later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-7700K:

  • Around 4% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
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