IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+45%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+14%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps +1% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+20%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+26%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 776,194 user samples
262,363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
513,831 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 154th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.3 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
77.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
79.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+31%
215 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
556 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
410 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1053 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+55%
678 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
87.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+32%
234 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
616 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
457 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1196 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+56%
767 Pts
Market Share
Based on 34,337,389 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.61 % 2.45 % Much higher market share.
+52%
Value
Value For Money
98.7 % +5% 94.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
166 % More popular.
+15%
144 %
Price
Price (score)
$274 $140 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
24 Months More recent.
+20%
30 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 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
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1201 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+21%
990 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1062 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+19%
891 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 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 six threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said gamers have very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent 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. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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