The Intel i7-8700K is the top of the line CPU in the Coffee Lake series and here we have some Intel i7-8700K benchmarks that show how well the Intel i7-8700K competes with the previous generation 7700K as well as the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 that features 2 additional cores.
It is a well-known fact that games do not use more than 4 cores and 4 threads, at least that is mostly the case. So you must be wondering what is the use of getting the Intel i7-8700K which features 6 cores and 12 threads. These Intel i7-8700K benchmarks will show you the added benefits of having more cores in games and other applications.
First up, let’s look at the Cinebench R15 Intel i7-8700K benchmarks. Here we have both the single core numbers and the multiple core numbers. Looking at single core performance there is only a slight difference between the Intel i7-8700K and the previous generation 7700K.
Things are different when it comes to the multiple core test as the Intel i7-8700K has 2 additional cores as compared to the 7700K. Oddly, the Intel i7-8700K manages to beat the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 that has 2 more cores than the Intel 8700K. You can check out the numbers below.
Next up in the Intel i7-8700K benchmarks, we have Time Spy CPU scores. Here we can see that the 8700K has a major lead over the 7700K but the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is not far off. The 8700K does have fewer cores but it is able to beat the 1700. You can check out the details below.
Next up we have some gaming related benchmarks. Taking a look at Fire Strike Ultra scores all CPUs considered hare have similar performance. The 8700K comes out on top but the lead is not a major one. The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 comes in at second place followed by the 7700K.
Looking at the physics score tells us a different story. The Intel i7-8700K has a major lead in this case, even over the AMD Ryzen 7 CPU. The additional cores play their roles here as the difference between the 8700K and the 7700K is significant. You can check out the numbers below:
Next up we have Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. This is a very CPU intensive game and it does take advantage of additional cores so it is no surprise that the 8700K comes out on top yet again. The previous generation 7700K comes in at second place and the 8400 comes in at third. The Ryzen 7 CPU falls short.
Last but not the least we have The Witcher 3, a title that we all love and praise. Running this game at 1080p There is no major difference between all the CPUs that have been tested here. The 8400 takes the lead here but not by a huge margin.
This is the first time that you will be able to pair a 6 core CPU with a mainstream $80 motherboard provided that you can wait for the supply to stabilize first.
Let us know what you think about these Intel i7-8700K benchmarks and whether or not you are interested in upgrading to the new Intel Coffee Lake CPUs.