IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX8070110600K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.1GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps +1% 284 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps +3% 106 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 139 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps 139 EFps +2%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps +4% 139 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 512,660 user samples
464,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
47,741 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.4 % +2% 95.3 %
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2 % OC SotTR 4% OC, F119 4% OC TWarTKC 1% OC
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2 % BFV 0%, SotTR 3%, MetroEx 2%, Divis2 3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts 91.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts +1% 140 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts +2% 275 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts +4% 530 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+20%
873 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.7 Pts 96.9 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 152 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts +2% 300 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts +3% 592 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1180 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+22%
967 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,498,449 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.35 % Hugely higher market share.
+229%
0.41 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % 100 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 94 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$251 $230 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
Age
Newest
35 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+54%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz Faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz +2% 4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1179 Pts 1209 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts 1109 Pts +5%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 4.80 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3

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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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Intel’s tenth gen, six-core i5-10600K is one of the fastest consumer CPUs currently available. Out of the box, its maximum all core frequency is 4.5 GHz, but a simple overclock allows all 12 threads to hit 5.0 GHz. Although a new Z490 (LGA1200) motherboard is required, Intel have indicated that LGA1200 will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The eight-core Ryzen 3700X currently competes in the 10600K’s price bracket. CPU based encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn but If dedicated hardware such as NVENC or QuickSync is not an option, the 3700X can outperform the 10600K in encoding workloads such as UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU. Meanwhile, the 10600K is better for almost everything else. Currently, the real problem with the 10600K, and much of the Comet Lake line up, is availability. Whilst there was a paper launch in Q2 2020, at the time of writing, the 10600K is still largely unavailable for purchase. In order to achieve better value for money, without compromising on gaming performance, it is necessary to consider the older generation 9600K which is 26% cheaper and offers similar gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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