IntelBX80684I79700K
Intel

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.7 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 156,256 user samples
110,907 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
45,349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 21% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 21% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 625th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+184%
35 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+119%
65.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+161%
109 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+246%
163 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1073 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+543%
167 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+99%
78.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+136%
132 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+235%
186 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1218 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+551%
187 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,503,339 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+742%
0.24 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
167 % Hugely more popular.
+188%
58 %
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+80%
64+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1223 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+558%
186 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1089 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+548%
168 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $281.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 200 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

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