IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX8071512100F

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 554,896 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: 66th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
4,063 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % +3% 94.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
85.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts 171 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts 318 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts 556 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
793 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
91.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts 177 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts 345 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts 621 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
829 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,742,998 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.69 % Hugely higher market share.
+322%
0.4 %
Value
Value For Money
84.8 % 125 % Much better value.
+48%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 99 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$450 $98 Much cheaper.
+78%
Age
Newest
51 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+76%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 58 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+39%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1145 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+37%
835 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+25%
800 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1700
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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Gaming is more accessible with the i3-12100F: Intel’s entry level Alder Lake desktop processor. Higher end Alder Lake processors feature a combination of performance and efficiency cores, however, the 12100F contains just four hyper-threaded Golden Cove performance cores. It has a max boost frequency of 4.3 GHz, 12 MB of L3 cache and a 58W TDP. The 12100F is keenly priced at around $130 USD and needs to be paired with a new chipset such as the B660. Only users with discrete GPUs should consider “F” models as they do not have integrated graphics. Whilst a budget PC built around the 12100F represents unbeatable value for money, the 6-core i5-12400F, with 50% stronger multi-core, is a better option for gamers with 3060+ tier GPUs. AMD do not have any CPUs competing in this price segment. Entry level gamers, who cannot find reasonably priced discrete GPUs, could consider the similarly performing Ryzen 5 5600G APU which has integrated RX Vega graphics that are around three times faster than Intel's UHD 730. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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