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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,238 user samples
54,661 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
34,577 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 198th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+72%
57.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+53%
93.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+57%
181 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+73%
324 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+105%
511 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+104%
520 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+41%
111 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+43%
218 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+55%
402 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1191 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+91%
622 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+91%
626 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,603,927 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.91 % Hugely higher market share.
+279%
0.24 %
Value
Value For Money
93.3 % Better value.
+18%
79.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
131 % Much more popular.
+56%
84 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $89 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+64%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+44%
3.4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The Ryzen 5 1400 is the entry-level chip from AMD's latest Ryzen 5 series which is aimed at the mainstream market. The 1400 is a budget quad core, 8 threaded CPU with base/boost clocks of 3.2/3.4 GHz. Like most the other non-X Ryzen CPUs the 1400 comes with a decent cooler included in the box (Wraith Stealth in this case). Modestly priced at $169 the 1400 is in direct competition with Intel's recent Kaby Lake dual core, four threaded i3-7350k which runs at a base clock of 4.2GHz. The 1400's 8 threads allow a near 40% lead in multi-core processing, but for single-core tasks the 7350K is 45% faster. The Ryzen 5 1500X commands a $20 premium and offers a 25% increase in effective speed over the 1400. Although the 1400 only has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it should more or less match the 1500X when overclocked. Provided it is overclocked, the 1400 joins the other non-X Ryzen models in offering the best bang for your buck. Users not keen on overclocking would probably do better to consider the 1500X at this price point. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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