IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 46,104 user samples
3,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
42,281 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
99.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
557 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
464 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1057 Pts 1304 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+23%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
126 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
491 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1199 Pts 1395 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 12,864,465 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.74 % 2.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+186%
Value
Value For Money
101 % +1% 99.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 109 % Hugely more popular.
+102%
Price
Price (score)
$390 $290 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
7 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.3 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
122 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
166 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
131 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
602 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+27%
474 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
660 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+29%
513 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1125 Pts 1348 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+20%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1295 Pts 1404 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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