IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+23%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+8%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps +5% 131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+14%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+11%
131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,445,131 user samples
464,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
980,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 107th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.4 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
83.7 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
8 % FarC5 23%, BFV 6%, Rage2 0%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 14%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 21%, Wolf2 2% SotTR 5%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
8 % FarC5 23%, BFV 6%, Rage2 0%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 14%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 21%, Wolf2 2% SotTR 5%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
8 % FarC5 23%, BFV 5%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 14%, ACO 9%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 21%, Wolf2 2% SotTR 5%, Rage2 0%
21 May20|Optimum Tech
Intel i5-10600K Review - 6-core Ga...
20 % FarC5 34%, OverW 21%, SotTR 29%, RDR2 9%, StarWJFO 37%, CSGO 4%, R6S 5%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
13 % Hitm2 20%, FarC5 25%, StrangeB 2%, TWarW2 15%, SotTR 28%, ACO 8%, MetroEx 4%, MESoW 11%, Divis2 7%
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
22 % OC SotTR 22% OC, F119 22% OC
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
21 % SotTR 22%, F119 19%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
17 % OC TWarW2 14% OC, F118 12% OC, GTAV 21% OC, SotTR 21% OC
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
17 % Hitm2 22%, TWarW2 13%, F118 13%, GTAV 16%, SotTR 21%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
12 % BFV 16%, SotTR 12%, MetroEx 9%, Divis2 12%
20 Oct20|Tom's Hardware
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Non-X Mar...
11 % Hitm2 13%, FarC5 19%, AotS 1%, WarhDoW3 12%, ProjC2 18%, GTAV 8%, Civ6 17%, FinFant15 8%, WoT 9%, Divis2 6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
256 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
480 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+31%
800 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+13%
85.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
137 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
536 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1180 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
872 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,443,778 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.35 % 4.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+204%
Value
Value For Money
97.3 % Better value.
+15%
84.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 93 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$279 $270 +3%
Age
Newest
35 Months 26 Months More recent.
+26%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1179 Pts +5% 1127 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts +1% 1044 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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 at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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