IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80677I57400

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.0GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 362,304 user samples
220,698 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
141,606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 248th / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+36%
72.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+10%
84.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+45%
97.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+46%
192 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
556 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+59%
350 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1050 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+194%
357 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
92.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+45%
107 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+48%
210 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
617 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+55%
398 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1199 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+200%
400 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,624,836 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.66 % Hugely higher market share.
+124%
0.74 %
Value
Value For Money
92.5 % Better value.
+14%
81.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
204 % Hugely more popular.
+209%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$349 $182 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+52%
42 Months
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 Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+40%
3.5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1200 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+199%
402 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+197%
359 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $182.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 3.50 GHz
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.00 GHz
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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