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.