IntelBX80684I79700K
Intel

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,718 user samples
62,873 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
1,845 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 46% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 24% Great: 46%
SPEED RANK: 394th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+154%
39.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+62%
88.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+82%
156 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+138%
235 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1040 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+337%
238 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+343%
239 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+44%
108 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
196 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+123%
279 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1187 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+324%
280 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1191 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+324%
281 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,162,766 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % Insanely higher market share.
+8,000%
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
137 % Hugely more popular.
+163%
52 %
Age
Newest
10 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
62+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'14
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3L 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 4600
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 400 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.3 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4

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