IntelBX80684I79700K
Intel

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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 139,343 user samples
107,266 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1202
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
32,077 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 14% Base clock 2.2 GHz
Poor: 14% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 486th / 1202
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+137%
41.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+113%
66.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+122%
127 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+156%
218 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1054 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+248%
303 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+94%
80.3 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+101%
155 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+116%
289 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1203 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+218%
378 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,381,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.97 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,307%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
91.9 % Hugely better value.
+102%
45.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
170 % Hugely more popular.
+179%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$360 $200 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
99 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+64%
2.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+58%
3.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1213 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+218%
381 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1070 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+247%
308 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCPGA988
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q4'11
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 21.3 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998)
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
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 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4

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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 eight threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said for purely gaming there is very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent gaming performance but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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The Intel Core i7-2370QM is a 2009 Sandy Bridge laptop CPU. With four physical cores and eight threads the 2370QM is able to handle single, dual and multi-core workloads equally well. Comparing the 2670QM and the 3630QM, its Ivy Bridge counterpart, shows that the newer Ivy Bridge processor is approximately 30% faster, has the same TDP (45 Watts) and shares a common socket (FCPGA988) with the 2370QM. An interesting comparison is between the 2670QM and the 2600K, these processors share the same micro-architecture (Sandy Bridge) yet the desktop 2600K is over 50% faster. The gap between Laptop and Desktop processors has been significantly narrowed in newer generations. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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