IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD299XAZAFWOF

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

Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,799 user samples
48,679 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
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1,120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 145% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 104% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 104% Great: 145%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 283%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % 130 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
417 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1062 Pts 4159 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+292%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
123 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+31%
468 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1185 Pts 4868 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+311%
Market Share
Based on 18,553,118 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,150%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
104 % Much better value.
+52%
68.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 85 % More popular.
+27%
Price
Price (score)
$362 Much cheaper.
+78%
$1,617
Age
Newest
9 Months More recent.
+18%
11+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+27%
118 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
128 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
592 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+32%
450 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
648 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+33%
488 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1126 Pts 4619 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+310%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1269 Pts 5033 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+297%
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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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