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IntelBX80684I79700K

12 Cores, 24 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 142,119 user samples
25,297 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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116,822 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.8 % 99.2 % +5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 143 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts 283 Pts +4%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts 562 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1043 Pts 1072 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts 156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts 312 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts 623 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1105 Pts 1215 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % 2.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+146%
Value
Value For Money
81.1 % 92.3 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
119 % 168 % Much more popular.
+41%
Price
Price (score)
$490 $360 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
5 Months Much more recent.
+62%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
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
4.6 GHz 4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2286 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+88%
1216 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2132 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+96%
1087 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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