Intel i7-8700K Worse Than Ryzen R5 1600X in Cinebench

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Leaked Intel i7-8700K Worse Than Ryzen R5 1600 in Cinebench

The first Intel i7-8700K benchmarks from Cinebench are now known thanks to Karl Morin, aka MrTechQC. He is a Quebecois tech YouTuber who was at Dreamhack Montreal to cover the event. It just happens that there is an HP Omen PC on display that already has the new Coffee Lake i7-8700K CPU running. So like any good tech journalist, Morin borrowed a monitor and hooked it up to run some benchmarks.

Intel i7-8700K Cinebench and CPU-Z Benchmark

Leaked Intel i7-8700K Worse Than Ryzen R5 1600 in Cinebench

The whole process was livestreamed via Facebook (hence the blurry screenshot above). Although it shows clearly what the benchmark results are. Moreover, Morin also ran CPUz benchmarks. The results show that the i7-8700K reaches 1230 with multi-core performance and 196 with single core. Which is somewhat disappointing when you put it into context. Let us look at our results from a previous Ryzen R5 1600 CPU review for example:

The single core performance of 196 is just a single point faster than the stock i7-7700K. The i7-7700K has a single score of 195 and a multi score of 996. The multi-core performance of 1230, although significantly better than the i7-7700K is worse than even the R5 1600X. The stock Ryzen R5 1600X has a multi score of 1252 with a single core of 162.

To put things into context further, the Ryzen 5 1600X costs $239 USD right now on Amazon. The non-X R5 1600 costs $209. Also from our previous benchmarks, it shows that this $209 Ryzen 5 1600 non-X with a 3.9GHz overclock reaches a 1309 cinebench multi score. The i7-8700K is expected to cost as much or more as the i7-7700K when it launches at around $349. The i7-7700K is currently available on Amazon for $336.

You can watch the full video of the benchmarking over at MrTechQC’s Facebook page (French language). It helps if you subscribe or like his page to support his efforts.


A better quality video is now available via MrTechQC’s YouTube page.


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6 Responses to “Intel i7-8700K Worse Than Ryzen R5 1600X in Cinebench”
  1. Mike Etimille says:

    Do we watch the same video?
    At 9:41 is shown CPU-Z result that is with different numbers than mentioned in article.

    • Keyser Söze says:

      The article only states the Cinebench R15 Benchmark numbers, although a CPU-Z benchmark was done alongside that which can be mistaken as a CPU-Z benchmark the way it was mentioned in the article.

      • Mike Etimille says:

        But Intel 8700K is at stock speed and Ryzen 1600 at stock speed has a lower Cinebench score. Why to compare 8700K with overclocked Ryzen? Overclock both CPUs and then pronounce better CPU. This information is irrelevant based on wrong assumption.

        • Keyser Söze says:

          The relevance lies with the fact that a 200-ish dollar six-core is pitted against a 400-ish dollar Intel six-core. I would be convinced if there was double in single core and multi-core performance, but meh.

  2. juanrga says:

    Continue dreaming guys. 8700K will crush 1600X, 1700, 1700X, and 1800X. Those leaked scores aren’t correct.

    Those scores are obviously obtained with turbo and other stuff disabled. Serious sites and serious people know those scores aren’t valid

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