Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i7-8700K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-13700K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-8700K

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-13700K or Intel Core i7-8700K - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-13700K has 16 cores with 24 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.40 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-13700K was released in Q4/2022.

The Intel Core i7-8700K has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-8700K was released in Q4/2017.
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 13000 CPU group Intel Core i 8000
13 Generation 8
Raptor Lake S Architecture Coffee Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-12700K Predecessor Intel Core i7-7700K
-- Successor Intel Core i7-9700K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-13700K has 16 CPU cores and can calculate 24 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-13700K is 3.40 GHz (5.40 GHz) while the Intel Core i7-8700K has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-8700K is at 2.50 GHz (4.20 GHz).

16 Cores 6
24 Threads 12
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz (5.40 GHz)
8x Raptor Cove
A-Core 3.70 GHz (4.70 GHz)
2.50 GHz (4.20 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core --
-- C-Core --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-13700K or Intel Core i7-8700K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
11 GPU Generation 9.5
10 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
32 Compute units 24
256 Shader 192
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-13700K can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 89.6 GB/s. The Intel Core i7-8700K supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 42.7 GB/s.

DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2666
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
89.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
Yes ECC No
24.00 MB L2 Cache
30.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 16
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-13700K is 125 W, while the Intel Core i7-8700K has a TDP of 95 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

125 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
253 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-13700K is manufactured in 10 nm and has 54.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i7-8700K is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 12.00 MB cache.

10 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1700 Socket LGA 1151-2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2022 Release date Q4/2017
409 $ Release price 370 $
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Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
131 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
72 (55%)



Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1608 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
467 (29%)



Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2126 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1209 (57%)



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
31062 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
8960 (29%)



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2065 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1242 (60%)



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
18402 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
6693 (36%)



Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2787 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1486 (53%)



Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
17208 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
6750 (39%)



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
815 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
487 (60%)



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
11831 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
3689 (31%)



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.60 GHz
820 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (56%)



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
430 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
126 (29%)



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
47002 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
13770 (29%)



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
232.4 (100%)



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
510 (100%)



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
3709 (100%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
310 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
208 (67%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
4639 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1447 (31%)



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-8700K
Unknown PC mit Intel Core i7-8700K

News and articles for the Intel Core i7-13700K and the Intel Core i7-8700K

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