Intel Core i7-8700 vs. AMD Phenom II X4 980

Intel Core i7-8700AMD Phenom II X4 980
3.20 GHzFrequency3.70 GHz
4.60 GHzTurbo (1 Core)
4.30 GHzTurbo (All Cores)
6Cores4
YesHyperthreadingNo
NoOverclocking ?Yes
12 MBCache6 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630GPU
0.35 GHzGPU frequency
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)
10.5GPU Generation
12.0DirectX Version
3Max. displays2
24Execution units
Decode/EncodeCodec h264No
Decode/EncodeCodec JPEGNo
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 8bitNo
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 10bitNo
Decode/EncodeCodec VP8No
DecodeCodec VP9No
DecodeCodec VC-1No
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCNo
Coffee LakeArchitectureDeneb
DDR4-2666MemoryDDR2-1066
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version
16PCIe lanes
14nmTechnology45nm
LGA 1151-2SocketAM3
65WTDP125W
YesAES-NINo
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationAMD-V, AMD-RVI
Q4/2017Release dateQ2/2011
ca. 340 $Market price


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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
481 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)



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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
3547 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)



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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
203 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
97 (48%)



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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1434 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
375 (26%)



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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
15417 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
4610 (30%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
5204 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
1976 (38%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
27203 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
6919 (25%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
2.42 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
1.12 (46%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
15.82 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
4.41 (28%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-8700Intel Core i7-8700
6x 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
43.7 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 980AMD Phenom II X4 980
4x 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)



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