IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 210,881 user samples
50,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
160,285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
87.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
424 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+16%
912 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1206 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+19%
1010 Pts
Market Share
Based on 18,621,554 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.04 % 3.45 % Hugely higher market share.
+232%
Value
Value For Money
104 % 120 % Slightly better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 154 % Hugely more popular.
+137%
Price
Price (score)
$362 $127 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+40%
15 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+26%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+31%
115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
600 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+32%
453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
650 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
492 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1140 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+16%
980 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1281 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+25%
1022 Pts
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 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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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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