Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor


✓ Total cores: 6
✓ Total threads: 12
✓ Maximum turbo frequency: 4.70 GHz
✓ Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 frequency: 4.70 GHz
✓ Processor base frequency: 3.70 GHz
✓ Cache: 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
✓ Bus speed: 8 GT/s
✓ Thermal Design Power (TDP): 95 W

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    Core Count and Thread Performance in Intel i7 Processors

    The Intel Core i7 series is a family of high-performance processors designed for demanding applications and multitasking. The i7-8700K features 6 cores and 12 threads, providing excellent performance for multitasking and multithreaded applications. However, starting from the i7-9700F, the core count increases to 8, offering improved performance in multi-threaded applications and more efficient handling of simultaneous tasks. This eight-core configuration is consistent across the i7-9700F, i7-9700, i7-9700KF, i7-10700K, and i7-11700K models. The i7-10700K and i7-11700K further enhance multitasking capabilities with a total of 16 threads.

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    Frequency and Power Consumption in Intel i7 Processors

    When it comes to operating frequency, the i7-10700K and i7-11700K lead the pack with a base frequency of 3.80 GHz and 3.60 GHz respectively, and a maximum turbo frequency of 5.10 GHz and 5.00 GHz respectively. The i7-9700KF follows closely with a maximum turbo frequency of 4.90 GHz and a base frequency of 3.60 GHz. On the other hand, the i7-9700F and i7-9700 operate at a lower base frequency of 3.00 GHz but stand out in terms of power efficiency. They have a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of just 65 W, significantly lower than the 95 W to 125 W range of the other processors. The i7-10700K and i7-11700K, with their higher base and turbo frequencies, have the highest TDP at 125 W.

Specification I7-8700K i7-9700F I7-9700 I7-9700KF I7-10700K I7-11700K
Cores 6 8 8 8 8 8
Threads 12 8 8 8 16 16
Base Frequency 3.70 GHz 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.80 GHz 3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 4.70 GHz 4.70 GHz 4.70 GHz 4.90 GHz 5.10 GHz 5.00 GHz
Cache 12 MB 12 MB 12 MB 12 MB 16 MB 16 MB
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s 8 GT/s 8 GT/s 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
TDP 95 W 65 W 65 W 95 W 125 W 125 W
Configurable TDP-down Base Frequency 3.50 GHz 3.10 GHz
Configurable TDP-down 95 W 95 W



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