IntelBX80684I59400
IntelBX80684I79700K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,916 user samples
2,452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
108,464 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.6 % 99.5 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 144 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 284 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts 563 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
662 Pts 1069 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+61%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 312 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts 622 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts 1206 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+69%
Market Share
Based on 22,395,104 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 1.98 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,100%
Value
Value For Money
91.7 % 92.7 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 169 % Hugely more popular.
+182%
Price
Price (score)
$190 Much cheaper.
+47%
$360
Age
Newest
9+ Months Much more recent.
+31%
13 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts 1213 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+69%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts 1080 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+61%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
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 eight threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said for purely gaming there is very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent gaming performance but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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