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IntelBX80684I79700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 130,891 user samples
23,625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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107,266 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.4 % 98.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts 282 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
508 Pts 559 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
833 Pts 1054 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts 312 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts 623 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
899 Pts 1203 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
Market Share
Based on 22,361,951 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % 1.97 % Hugely higher market share.
+114%
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % +3% 91.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % 169 % Much more popular.
+55%
Price
Price (score)
$245 Much cheaper.
+32%
$360
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+69%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1128 Pts 1213 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1078 Pts +1% 1070 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake CPU. It is an 8 core, 8 thread processor. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Like the other 9th generation chips, it is compatible with Intel’s new Z390 chipset as well as last years Z370 chipset (with an updated BIOS). The 9700K has stock base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.6 GHz and a single core boost of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6, 4.7 and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to almost identical single, quad and octa core performance between the 9900K and 9700K. Mainstream PC games do not benefit from more than eight threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said for purely gaming there is very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent gaming performance but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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