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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 673,392 user samples
291,852 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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381,540 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 103rd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 82%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.5 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
82.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
80.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
232 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
454 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1053 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
825 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.2 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
89.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+26%
247 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
617 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
486 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1202 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
934 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,042,806 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.82 % +3% 1.76 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % Better value.
+12%
89.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
167 % Much more popular.
+34%
125 %
Price
Price (score)
$260 $205 Cheaper.
+21%
Age
Newest
25 Months More recent.
+19%
31 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 Mixed Speed
1206 Pts 1373 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1068 Pts 1262 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
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 but 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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