IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
263 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+41%
187 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
94 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+11%
85 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
111 EFps 116 EFps +5%
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
121 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+17%
103 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+25%
106 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 353,288 user samples
101,751 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
251,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
75.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
111 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+30%
218 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
419 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1063 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+54%
691 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1079 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+19%
903 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
314 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
627 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
465 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1222 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+58%
775 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1224 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+21%
1010 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,816,548 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.85 % 2.9 % Much higher market share.
+57%
Value
Value For Money
93.9 % 95.1 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
164 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
144 %
Price
Price (score)
$340 $118 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
12 Months Much more recent.
+33%
18 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
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 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 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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