Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.8 GHz, Lynnfield.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 134,330 user samples
28,221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 4.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 422nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
106,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
45 % 98.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+120%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
72.4 Pts 142 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+96%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 283 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+107%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 561 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+139%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
334 Pts 1067 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+219%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83 Pts 156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+88%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts 312 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+93%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+120%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts 1213 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+209%
Market Share
Based on 22,637,037 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,646%
Value
Value For Money
45 % 91.4 % Hugely better value.
+103%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 169 % Hugely more popular.
+196%
Price
Price (score)
$280 Cheaper.
+24%
$369
Age
Newest
72+ Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
407 Pts 1222 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+200%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
339 Pts 1082 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+219%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'09 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
45 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$257.00 - $305.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
2.5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
1.0 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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