Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K
  

2 Cores, 2 Threads @1.04 GHz, Braswell.
Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 200,389 user samples
227 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 29% Base clock 1.05 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 1.05 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 17% Great: 29%
SPEED RANK: 1199th / 1242
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
200,162 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1242
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
26 % 98.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+280%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
43.7 Pts 93.4 Pts Hugely lower memory latency.
+114%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
25 Pts 142 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+468%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
47.7 Pts 281 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+489%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
49.6 Pts 558 Pts Insanely faster quad-core speed.
+1,025%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
50.2 Pts 1058 Pts Insanely faster octa-core speed.
+2,008%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
49.2 Pts 97.6 Pts Hugely lower OC memory latency.
+98%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
27.9 Pts 156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+459%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
55.5 Pts 310 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+459%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
55.9 Pts 619 Pts Insanely faster OC quad-core speed.
+1,007%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
56.1 Pts 1200 Pts Insanely faster OC octa-core speed.
+2,039%
Market Share
Based on 28,765,383 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.8 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 200 % Hugely more popular.
+300%
Age
Newest
42+ Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+55%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
55.7 Pts 1202 Pts Insanely faster OC 64-core speed.
+2,058%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
49.8 Pts 1073 Pts Insanely faster 64-core speed.
+2,055%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'16 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
2 MB L2 12 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$107.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
8 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 400 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
320.00 MHz 350 MHz
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
No Yes
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
8 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
25mm x 27mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
OS Guard
Intel® OS Guard
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x4/2x2/1x2 + 2x1/4x1 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
4 16

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