Intel Core i7 7800X vs i7 10700K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 7800X with 6-cores against the 3.8 GHz i7 10700K with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10700K and 7800X
Advantages of Intel Core i7 7800X
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Around 33.67 GB/s (74%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700K
  • Newer - released 3-years later
  • Has 8 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 27% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4 GHz)
  • 20% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1292 vs 1075 points
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Consumes up to 11% less energy than the Core i7 7800X – 125 vs 140 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 7800X and i7 10700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 30, 2017 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Skylake Comet Lake-S
Model number i7-7800X i7-10700K
Socket LGA-2066 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 630


Cores 6 8
Threads 12 16
Base Frequency 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4 GHz 5.1 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 38x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1MB (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 140 W 125 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics - Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock - 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1200 MHz
Shading Units - 192
TMUs - 24
ROPs - 3
Execution Units - 24
TGP - 15 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 79.47 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 7800X official page Intel Core i7 10700K official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2, AVX-512 -

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