IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,256 user samples
31,587 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
56,669 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
112 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
89.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+34%
106 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
556 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
418 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1057 Pts 1185 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+12%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+31%
467 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1183 Pts 1331 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 16,364,503 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+185%
0.47 %
Value
Value For Money
99.1 % 109 % Slightly better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 113 % Hugely more popular.
+85%
Price
Price (score)
$409 $171 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+76%
25 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
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.
+29%
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+33%
113 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+32%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
585 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+30%
449 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
646 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1117 Pts 1290 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+15%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1267 Pts 1342 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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