IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX8071513400F

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

10 Cores, 16 Threads @2.5GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q1 2023.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 551,026 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
193 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % 104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+12%
80.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts 185 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts 365 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+31%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts 678 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts 1126 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
91.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts 192 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts 378 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts 692 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts 1211 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 58,742,998 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.69 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,200%
0.13 %
Value
Value For Money
84.8 % 110 % Much better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
88 %
Price
Price (score)
$450 $221 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
51 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+44%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1145 Pts 1664 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+45%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts 1620 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+62%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Raptor 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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The Raptor Lake Intel i5-13400F ($200 USD, cooler included) paired with a B660/B760 motherboard ($150 USD) and 2x8 GB DDR4 3600 RAM ($50 USD) offers reasonable value for money to mid-range gamers. The 13400F has around 5% higher single-core and 35% higher multi-core performance than its predecessor. Although both processors feature the same Golden Cove p-cores, the 13400F has four additional energy efficient e-cores which account for the improvement in multi-core performance. The 13400F offers comparable gaming and better multi-core performance than AMD's 7600X but at a lower price and without the need for an aftermarket cooler, DDR5 memory and an expensive motherboard. Since Intel don’t care for long term relationships with PC hardware influencers, for product launches, they often end up sponsoring influencers that are mostly funded by AMD. As a result, Intel rarely get positive marketing coverage beyond launch, and their products remain relatively under priced compared to AMD. When paired with a DDR4 motherboard the 13100F/13400F CPUs (at MSRP) offer unbeatable/reasonable value to entry/mid level PC gamers. High end gamers should investigate the 13600K, which thanks to both higher clocks and higher IPC (Raptor Cove), is around 15% faster than the 13400F. [Jan '23 CPUPro]

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