IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,545 user samples
46,789 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
22,756 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
87.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+39%
405 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1066 Pts 1133 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
473 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1201 Pts 1342 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 17,926,818 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % Much higher market share.
+46%
0.81 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % +3% 101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 85 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$375 $203 Much cheaper.
+46%
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+43%
14 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+20%
4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+31%
116 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
165 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+32%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
602 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+33%
454 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
656 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+33%
493 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1136 Pts 1302 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+15%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1280 Pts 1355 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 Ryzen 7 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags behind for higher core workloads.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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