IntelBX80684I79700K
Intel

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

  

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 311,191 user samples
308,044 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
3,147 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 465th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98 % Much faster effective speed.
+61%
61 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
82.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+57%
89.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+81%
155 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
555 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+140%
231 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1050 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+347%
235 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
92 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+44%
108 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
195 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+122%
279 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+332%
280 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,228,210 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.83 % Insanely higher market share.
+18,200%
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
167 % Hugely more popular.
+215%
53 %
Age
Newest
25 Months Much more recent.
+68%
77+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1209 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+329%
282 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1064 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+351%
236 Pts
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
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 3.7 GHz
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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