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Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor

( 5.0 Average / 21 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Part #

BX80684I78700

Data Width

64-bit

Socket

LGA1151

Operating Frequency

3.2GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4.6GHz

Cores

6

L1 Cache

6 x 32KB Instruction
6 x 32KB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 256KB

L3 Cache

1 x 12MB

Lithography

14 nm

Thermal Design Power

65 Watts

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Maximum Supported Memory

64GB

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Reviews

jlaosa 11 points 8 months ago
from completed build Coffee Lake Home PC

A beast. Enough and awesome for non-fanatic with big purposes.

CapsuleGraph 11 points 8 months ago
from completed build Limit Breaker

Great CPU. Does everything I need it too. Went with Non-K because I just use it for gaming, there was no need to spend the extra $$. A++

flyxman007 20 points 8 months ago
from completed build My super computer

It is really a powerful CPU! It can run up to 4.7GHz. I had trouble to decide between this and AMD CPUs. 1600x with mobo costs me around 280. It will cost me 70 more to use 1700, or same price as this if I use 1800x. Given Node202 is such a small case, lower TDP is better. Overall 8700 gives me better performance, lower TDP, stable platform. Plus, I like the mobo has 8 USB ports at rear. I need use a couple of external HDD, USB drive, wireless keyboard, wireless mouse. 8700k is overpriced at the moment, without overclocking, there is really no difference to 8700.

erp987 26 points 7 months ago
from completed build My Demise!

Works as intended, don't plan to overclock or anything so i got the non K version, plus I'm no programmer or heavy software user. Its enough for my gaming needs and Internet entertainment.

SixSix7 15 points 7 months ago
from completed build A Leap of Faith

I knew that I wouldn't have much interest in overclocking but I still wanted a hyperthreaded Coffee Lake processor which left me with only one real choice. The 8700 is basically an 8700K at stock settings except my cores only reach 4.6 GHz as opposed to 4.7 GHz on the 8700K. Installation was super easy and it has absolutely met my expectations so far.

My only recommendation for anyone interested in this chip is to buy an aftermarket cooler! Even though its locked, the turbo frequencies can still warm things up quite a bit and the stock cooler is pretty ugly!

Kallel00 3 points 6 months ago

Nothing to say against the processor.

Stock cooler that comes with it is noisy. Get an aftermarket cooler instead (at this point, ask yourself if you still want to go with a non-K processor ....)

TheAlexHenrik 25 points 5 months ago
from completed build mITX Build in the Node 202

Switching from a i5 4690k to this, I am so happy, especially when I play something like Cities: Skylines, butter smooth.

m3talsnake13 3 points 5 months ago
from completed build L2-D2

I went with the 8700 because I decided I wasn't going to overclock and just utilize the Turbo feature. This is so much faster coming from Lynnfield! This thing is a beast all by itself!

w3lmatatan 2 points 4 months ago
from completed build Wally's i7-8700 Beast

The locked i7-8700 more than fit my needs for this build. I only got it for $200 thus why I even started the build in the first place. With its 6 cores and 12 threads, it will last me for years to come. With Windows 10 Pro, this will run anything you throw at it with ease, whether it's games, heavy duty applications, and more.

jalily 6 points 3 months ago
from completed build Dreamcast

I would like to point out that this processor comes with a stock cooler and heat sink. They are severely insufficient in cooling this processor. In my stock configuration, I used to have 62 degrees idle and 90+ degrees load). I highly suggest that you should invest in an aftermarket cooler.

It gets the job done despite being a locked processor. I'm not really an enthusiast when it comes to overclocking, so I'm fine with the 8700. It constantly stays (for me) under 4289MHz under load.

Users of this processor are not left in the dark, though! The 8700 can still be "overclocked" by changing the BCLK values at the BIOS. By changing the value from Auto to 2.70, I was able to reach 4418MHz under load, with 1.305 voltage. It also helped increase my RAM's frequency from 3600MHz to 3689MHz.