Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.06 GHz, Clarkdale.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 351,379 user samples
20,015 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 800th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
331,364 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
46.7 % 98.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+110%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
64.7 Pts 92.5 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+43%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.3 Pts 141 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+110%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 281 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+140%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 556 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+231%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 1049 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+513%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
73.1 Pts 97.1 Pts Much lower OC memory latency.
+33%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
74.7 Pts 154 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+106%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 307 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+112%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts 613 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+224%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 1200 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+532%
Market Share
Based on 38,573,644 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.85 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,983%
Value
Value For Money
70.5 % 97.9 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 84 % Much more popular.
+62%
Price
Price (score)
$62 Much cheaper.
+78%
$280
Age
Newest
85+ Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+69%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts 1203 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+530%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
172 Pts 1060 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+516%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'10 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
4 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$109.00 - $117.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
2.5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 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 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
733 MHz 350 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
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
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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This hyperthreaded dual core Clarkdale processor was great for most users as this CPU comes very cheap and offered strong performance for that price. Still worth it today albeit for light gaming and modern basic tasks. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]

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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 six threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said gamers have very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent performance at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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