AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-8700K

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i7 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
52 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

63 %
71 %
12% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

48 %
6% slightly better multitasking score
45 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

47 %
6% slightly better heavy workload score
44 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

2% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

6% slightly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

20% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

43% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score
Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

20% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (multi) score
Geekbench 6 (single) score

Geekbench 6 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

41% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (single) score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.2 GHz
3.7 GHz
15% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.1 GHz
4.7 GHz
14% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
46% significantly lower TDP
95 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
100% significantly more L1 cache
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

4 MiB
166% significantly more L2 cache
1.5 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
12 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

135th of 627
140th of 627


The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
8th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 7 2700 vs Core i7-8700K specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 2700 beats the Core i7-8700K in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-8700K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 7 2700 has slightly more cores than the Core i7-8700K. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700 has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Core i7-8700K. It also has more threads than the Core i7-8700K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-8700K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 2700. Also, the Core i7-8700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 2700 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-8700K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 7 2700 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i7-8700K. The Ryzen 7 2700 also has slightly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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