IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX8071513600K

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

14 Cores, 20 Threads @3.5GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q4 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 559,635 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
8,802 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 117% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 117% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 134%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % 122 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
83.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts 214 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+53%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts 427 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+53%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts 852 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+54%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts 1452 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+51%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts +4% 92.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts 225 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+45%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts 449 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+45%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts 894 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+45%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts 1545 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 58,742,340 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.69 % Hugely higher market share.
+164%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
84.8 % 118 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 100 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$450 $310 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
51 Months 3 Months Hugely more recent.
+94%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 14 cores Much higher core count.
+75%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 20 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+150%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 5.1 GHz +4%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1145 Pts 2628 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+130%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts 2469 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+147%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Raptor Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 770
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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 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New high-end gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. Gamers on a tight budget can save $40 USD with a 13600KF which is a 13600K without integrated graphics. Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “Advanced Marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SotTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers lose trust in AMD. Based on social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]

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