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.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+44%
200 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+12%
97 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
129 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+18%
115 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Much Better Fortnite EFps.
+34%
108 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 709,910 user samples
550,833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
159,077 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 298th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
75.7 %
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
21 % Hitm2 36%, FarC5 33%, StrangeB 0%, TWarW2 26%, SotTR 45%, ACO 10%, MetroEx 11%, MESoW 14%, Divis2 12%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
23 % BFV 24%, SotTR 22%, MetroEx 25%, Divis2 22%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
13 % FarC5 32%, BFV 16%, Rage2 2%, Witcher3 6%, Civ6 14%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 12%, Sekiro 32%, Wolf2 9% SotTR 2%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
13 % FarC5 32%, BFV 16%, Rage2 2%, Witcher3 6%, Civ6 14%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 12%, Sekiro 32%, Wolf2 9% SotTR 2%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
13 % FarC5 32%, BFV 16%, Rage2 2%, Witcher3 6%, Civ6 14%, ACO 7%, MetroEx 12%, Sekiro 32%, Wolf2 9% SotTR 2%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
29 % OC Hitm2 35% OC, TWarW2 26% OC, F118 25% OC, GTAV 33% OC, SotTR 27% OC
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
29 % Hitm2 35%, TWarW2 24%, F118 24%, GTAV 30%, SotTR 31%
07 Jul19|Linustechtips
I had given up on AMD… until today...
25 % SotTR 28%, BFV 27%, CSGO 36%, MetroEx 23%, R6S 11%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+21%
75.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+24%
113 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
219 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
409 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+36%
708 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
86.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
128 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
499 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
911 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,726,353 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.01 % Hugely higher market share.
+673%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
99.5 % Better value.
+22%
81.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Much more popular.
+31%
70 %
Price
Price (score)
$252 $210 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
66 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
72 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 Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1145 Pts 1276 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts 1096 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
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 at a 35% discount[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 around 15%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. Even though the 2700X excels at video 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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