Intel Core i5-8550 vs Intel Core i7-7700K

Intel Core i5-8550
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3000 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-8550

Intel Core i7-7700K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
4200 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i7-7700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    101%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    107%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    103%
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8550

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7700K

7% higher single threaded performance.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-8550Intel Core i7-7700K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
HTT

Architecture

Intel Core i5-8550Intel Core i7-7700K
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsKaby Lake
Release DateSep 2018vsSep 2016

Cores

Intel Core i5-8550Intel Core i7-7700K
Cores6vs4
Threads6vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsIntel HD Graphics 630

Cache

Intel Core i5-8550Intel Core i7-7700K
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache9216 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-8550Intel Core i7-7700K
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
PackageFC-LGA1151vs
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-8550Intel Core i7-7700K
Cpu Frequency3000 MHzvs4200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4300 MHzvs4500 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP65 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    5160 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5400 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8550
    21600 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    24192 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8550 (simulated)
    182.75
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    196

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8550 (simulated)
    1006.07
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    972

points - higher is better