Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.7 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 241,744 user samples
9,870 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 341st / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
231,874 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.4 % 98.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+46%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81 Pts 93.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
87.1 Pts 141 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+62%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
167 Pts 281 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+68%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
294 Pts 555 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+89%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
425 Pts 1055 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+148%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.7 Pts 97.3 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 311 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts 616 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+64%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
499 Pts 1206 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+142%
Market Share
Based on 31,470,698 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 1.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,960%
Value
Value For Money
71 % 93.2 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 204 % Hugely more popular.
+258%
Price
Price (score)
$230 Much cheaper.
+32%
$340
Age
Newest
78+ Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+73%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
502 Pts 1207 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+140%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts 1064 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+148%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'12 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 - $380.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.7 GHz 4.90 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.3 GHz 1.20 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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