Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.3 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 213,836 user samples
3,695 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 40% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 40% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 404th / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
210,141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64 % 98.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.8 Pts 93.2 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
83.1 Pts 141 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+70%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 281 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+80%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts 555 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+113%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 1047 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+186%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.6 Pts 97.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
97.1 Pts 154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+59%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+65%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
344 Pts 614 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+78%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts 1189 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+155%
Market Share
Based on 30,519,955 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.71 % Insanely higher market share.
+17,000%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 205 % Hugely more popular.
+294%
Age
Newest
70+ Months 20 Months Much more recent.
+71%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts 1190 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+154%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
369 Pts 1062 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+188%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.3 GHz 4.90 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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