IntelBX80684I79700K
Intel

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.5 GHz, Sandy Bridge E.
Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,686 user samples
108,955 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
1,731 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 4 GHz
Poor: 57% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 135th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+43%
69.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+41%
101 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+41%
200 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+43%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+73%
612 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+32%
237 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+31%
475 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+60%
756 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,448,603 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+20,000%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
91.8 % Much better value.
+55%
59.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
166 % Hugely more popular.
+213%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$360 Cheaper.
+26%
$489
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
68+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+32%
918 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1073 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
754 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q4'12
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 15 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.2, AVX, AES
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 DMI2
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 51.2 GB/s
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 52.5mm x 45.0mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 40

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