IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD250XBBM4KAF

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

  

Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,901 user samples
36,724 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Much faster effective speed.
+45%
78.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+30%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+48%
380 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1072 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+75%
614 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
627 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+39%
451 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1205 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+83%
660 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,040,687 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.41 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,950%
0.02 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
58 %
Age
Newest
7 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
8+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
153 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+34%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
165 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+34%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
601 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+37%
439 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
654 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+39%
472 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1148 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+78%
645 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1290 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+95%
663 Pts
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Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation CPU, released alongside the i5-9600K and the i9-9900K. The 9700K is an 8 core, 8 thread processor based on the third iteration of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which sees an increase in the number of cores available to mainstream consumers, in line with AMD’s Ryzen 7 offerings. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD graphics 630. And 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 a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, rising to 4.6 GHz when all 8 cores are engaged and a single core boost frequency of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6 GHz, 4.7 GHz and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to similar single and quad core performance to the 9900K, but due to the higher number of threads, the 9900K has around a 50% higher multi-core benchmark than the 9700K. Currently most PC games do not engage more than 4 cores, so at $420 (15% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers better value for money to gamers. If instead, great multi-core performance is a necessity, at $290, the 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X is a more prudent choice, with a 30% higher multi-core benchmark than the 9700K.  [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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