IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I39100F

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+24%
232 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps +4% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 137 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+16%
117 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
127 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 280,999 user samples
235,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
45,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.3 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
81.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.5 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
87.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
120 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
236 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
438 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1046 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+137%
442 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.2 Pts +3% 94.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
253 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
1200 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+148%
484 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,602,125 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.69 % Hugely higher market share.
+141%
0.7 %
Value
Value For Money
96.3 % 117 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
213 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
198 %
Price
Price (score)
$299 $75 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
23 Months 17 Months More recent.
+26%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1201 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+146%
489 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1061 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+138%
446 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 4.20 GHz
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600, paired with a 2060S, barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

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