IntelBX8071512600K
IntelBX80684I79700K

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 652,396 user samples
101,563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
550,833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 104th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
96.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80 Pts 90.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
140 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
382 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+37%
279 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
736 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
552 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
964 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts 96.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
155 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
416 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+35%
309 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
813 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
618 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1367 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+22%
1123 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,224,830 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % 1.72 % Hugely higher market share.
+129%
Value
Value For Money
125 % Better value.
+24%
101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
93 %
Price
Price (score)
$165 Cheaper.
+30%
$235
Age
Newest
32 Months Much more recent.
+53%
68 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1926 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+68%
1145 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1743 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+74%
1001 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 630
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Intel’s latest 10-core i5-12600K Alder Lake desktop processor offers an impressive 50% 64-core performance improvement over it's predecessor. The 12600K combines six hyper-threaded Golden Cove P-cores with clock speeds up to 4.9 GHz and four energy efficient Gracemont E-cores for a total of 16 threads. Alder Lake CPUs have a new LGA 1700 socket which requires new cooler brackets and a new Z690 motherboard. Z690 brings several new features including PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Most Z690 boards will ship in both DDR4 and DDR5 variants. DDR4 is likely the better option, at least until DDR5 prices settle. With an MRSP of just $290 USD, the 12600K is both cheaper and faster than the competition in both single and, notably, multi-core performance. As a result, even AMD's prolific marketing infrastructure (youtube, reddit, forums etc.) will struggle to drive sales, at least until Zen 4 launches (est. late 2022). In the meantime, Intel's i5-12600K is the obvious choice for consumers that do not wish to pay over the odds for almost unparalleled performance in the majority of workloads including gaming. That said, gamers that already own a K series CPU from the 8th gen. or higher will see limited gains in the majority of titles when paired with a 3060 (or lower) tier GPU. In some cases (e.g. PUBG or Overwatch) gamers will see fewer frame drops by disabling the E-Cores all together. If recent history is a guide, stock levels at MSRP are likely to deplete rapidly. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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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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