Intel Core i7-8700K vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-8700K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i9
Intel Core i 8000 CPU group Intel Core i 7000X
8 Generation 7
Coffee Lake S Architecture Skylake X
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-7700K Predecessor --
Intel Core i7-9700KF Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 18
12 Threads 36
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
4.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9.5 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
128 GB Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 4
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
12.00 MB L3 Cache 25.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 44

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

95 W TDP (PL1) 165 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
LGA 1151-2 Socket LGA 2066
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2017 Release date Q4/2017
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1209 (94%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
1281 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
8960 (32%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
28196 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
487 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
446 (92%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
3689 (48%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
7671 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
208 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
184 (88%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1447 (42%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
3455 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1283 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
1176 (92%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6693 (41%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
16495 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6635 (43%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
15470 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
--
0 (0%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
126 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
16265 (59%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
27650 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
232.4 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
77 (33%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
5330 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
4763 (89%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
27445 (42%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
64908 (100%)
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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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
2.48 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
2.14 (86%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
15.96 (42%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
37.91 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
53.2 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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