Intel Core i7-8700 vs Intel Core i7-8700K

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Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 1151 Intel Socket 1151
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 14 nm 14 nm
Transistors unknown unknown
Die size 154 mm² 154 mm²
Package FC-LGA1151 FC-LGA1151
tCaseMax 72°C 72°C


Frequency 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock up to 4.6 GHz up to 4.7 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 32.0x 37.0x
Multiplier unlocked No Yes
TDP 65 W 95 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status Active Active
Release date Jan 1st, 2018 Oct 5th, 2017
Codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Generation Core i7 Core i7
Memory support DDR4-2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4-2666 MHz Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only) Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only)


Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics UHD Graphics 630


Cache L1 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
AVX2 Yes Yes
BMI1 Yes Yes
BMI2 Yes Yes
Boost 2.0 Yes Yes
EIST Yes Yes
F16C Yes Yes
FMA3 Yes Yes
HTT Yes Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
TSX Yes Yes
TXT Yes Yes
VT-d Yes Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


Notes This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.


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