IntelBX80684I59400
IntelBX80684I79700K

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.90 GHz, 65 W.
Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 229,099 user samples
7,895 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
221,204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.9 % 98.8 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.4 Pts 93.4 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts 282 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts 558 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
661 Pts 1062 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+61%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.9 Pts 97.5 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1203 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+68%
Market Share
Based on 30,299,269 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % 1.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+833%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Better value.
+13%
91.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 203 % Hugely more popular.
+250%
Price
Price (score)
$155 Much cheaper.
+58%
$370
Age
Newest
16+ Months More recent.
+20%
20 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1203 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+68%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
667 Pts 1071 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+61%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.10 GHz 4.90 GHz
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.20 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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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 but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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