IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX8070811700K

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps 306 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+7%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps 109 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 146 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+7%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps 147 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+8%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+7%
136 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 452,633 user samples
425,879 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
26,754 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.4 % 102 % +5%
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
6 % BFV 6%, SotTR 4%, MetroEx 12%, Divis2 2%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.3 Pts +5% 88.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 168 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts 328 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
550 Pts 621 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1041 Pts 1109 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts +1% 96.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 177 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts 353 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts 689 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1188 Pts 1278 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 48,385,474 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.49 % Much higher market share.
+55%
0.96 %
Value
Value For Money
96.4 % 98.5 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 95 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$289 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
$315
Age
Newest
37 Months 9 Months Much more recent.
+76%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 5 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1189 Pts 1762 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+48%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1051 Pts 1641 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+56%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 750
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The i7-11700K is the second fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Feb '21 CPUPro]

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