Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 63,229 user samples
356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 38% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 26% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 26% Great: 38%
SPEED RANK: 481st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
62,873 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
34.3 % 99.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+190%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
79.7 Pts 143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+79%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 284 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+103%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
205 Pts 560 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+173%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
209 Pts 1040 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+398%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts 1058 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+404%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
87.7 Pts 156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+78%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 312 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+86%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
228 Pts 621 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+172%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
228 Pts 1187 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+421%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts 1191 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+418%
Market Share
Based on 20,162,209 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.81 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
40.5 % 93.4 % Hugely better value.
+130%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 137 % Hugely more popular.
+169%
Price
Price (score)
$152 Much cheaper.
+57%
$350
Age
Newest
67+ Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'11 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$144.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz 350 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.20 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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