Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2 GHz, Clarkdale.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 248,628 user samples
12,862 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 53% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 53%
SPEED RANK: 775th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
235,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.9 % 98.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+105%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
65.6 Pts 92.5 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+41%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
70.7 Pts 142 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+101%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 281 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+128%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
175 Pts 558 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+219%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 1046 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+484%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
73.1 Pts 97.2 Pts Much lower OC memory latency.
+33%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
77.8 Pts 155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+99%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts 310 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+105%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts 617 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+213%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts 1200 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+509%
Market Share
Based on 33,602,125 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.69 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,717%
Value
Value For Money
55 % 96.3 % Much better value.
+75%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 213 % Hugely more popular.
+280%
Price
Price (score)
$168 Much cheaper.
+44%
$299
Age
Newest
81+ Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+72%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts 1201 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+507%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
180 Pts 1061 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+489%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'10 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
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$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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