IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
270 EFps 280 EFps +4%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps 110 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
134 EFps 138 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
125 EFps 135 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+8%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+9%
133 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 858,711 user samples
531,095 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
327,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.2 % 93.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
StrangeB 1%, ACO 4%, Divis2 2% 1 % Hitm2 1%, FarC5 6%, TWarW2 2%, SotTR 5%, MetroEx 0%, MESoW 0%
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
F119 0% OC 6 % OC SotTR 9% OC, TWarTKC 15% OC, Divis2 1% OC
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
F119 3%, Divis2 1% 1 % Hitm2 3%, SotTR 7%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
5 % Hitm2 0%, TWarW2 1%, F118 10%, GTAV 11%, SotTR 5%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
9 % BFV 14%, SotTR 0%, MetroEx 22%, Divis2 0%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91 Pts +0% 90.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 133 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 264 Pts +4%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts 517 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
679 Pts 739 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97 Pts +0% 96.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 150 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts 298 Pts +4%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
523 Pts 598 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
777 Pts 870 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 48,331,716 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.96 % +3% 0.93 %
Value
Value For Money
80.1 % 103 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 94 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$379 $193 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
59 Months 37 Months Much more recent.
+37%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz 4.6 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
777 Pts 870 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
687 Pts 747 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
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
8 MB 9 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
$339.00 - $350.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.50 GHz 4.60 GHz
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
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes

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The Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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The hex-core i5-9600K is third in Intel’s line-up of 9th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. It has a TDP of 95W and requires an aftermarket cooler (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400). The 9600K was designed to be overclocked. Once this is enabled in the BIOS (requires a Z-series motherboard), the 9600K runs 10% faster. In terms of performance, the i5-9600K is almost unbeatable for desktop users and it has sufficient multi-core performance to handle all but the most demanding workstation tasks. For CPU encoding (Cinebench, Blender, Handbrake etc.) the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance. For example the overclocked Ryzen 3600 is approximately 13% worse for gaming, desktop and normal consumer workloads but it is 27% faster for 64-core processing. CPU encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn, encoding tasks are far better performed by dedicated hardware such an NVENC or QuickSync. At stock clocks the i5-9600K is around 8% slower than Intel’s flagship i9-9900K but when both are overclocked, the 9600K closes the gaming gap to within two or three percent. Considering that the 9900K is the fastest gaming processor available, and almost twice the price of the 9600K, this is no small feat. The i5-9600K is aimed squarely at gamers who are not willing to compromise on performance but don't want to pay more than they need to. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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