IntelBX80677I57400
IntelBX80684I79700K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.0GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 164,381 user samples
104,153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 42% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 208th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
60,228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
56.7 % 99.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+76%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.2 Pts 143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+46%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
192 Pts 285 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+48%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
351 Pts 562 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+60%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
359 Pts 1049 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+192%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts 1063 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+194%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+45%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts 313 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+49%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts 624 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+56%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts 1198 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+198%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts 1200 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+196%
Market Share
Based on 21,111,615 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % +4% 0.73 %
Value
Value For Money
63.6 % 93.7 % Much better value.
+47%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 155 % Hugely more popular.
+154%
Price
Price (score)
$183 Much cheaper.
+48%
$350
Age
Newest
33 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+40%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$182.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.00 GHz 1.20 GHz
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes

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