IntelBX80684I79700K
Intel

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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 103,940 user samples
98,499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
5,441 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 11% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 11% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 484th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+138%
41.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+113%
67 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+121%
129 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+157%
220 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1076 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+253%
305 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+82%
85.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+88%
166 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+101%
310 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+200%
404 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,583,421 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.34 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,600%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
92.2 % Hugely better value.
+125%
41 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
168 % Hugely more popular.
+223%
52 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 $299 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
72+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1214 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+198%
407 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1090 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+257%
305 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'11
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 1066/1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 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 1.3 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
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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