IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80671I76900K

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,589 user samples
106,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
4,480 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
80.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
115 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
228 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
459 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1067 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+25%
851 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
135 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
268 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
535 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1213 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+17%
1036 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,641,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,250%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
91.4 % Much better value.
+51%
60.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
169 % Hugely more popular.
+191%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 Much cheaper.
+53%
$785
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+69%
42 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
140 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+23%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1222 Pts 1368 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1082 Pts 1175 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Broadwell-E
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 LGA2011-V3
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'16
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 20 MB
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 N/A
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4 2400/2133
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 None
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 40

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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 Core i7-6900K is one of four new Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has eight cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.2 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6900K is based on a 14 nm architecture, it has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its MSRP of $1,100, the 6900K only makes sense for very niche use cases which include top end graphics design and video production. Comparing the 6900K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6900K only offers a gain of around 12% for a whopping three fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6900K. That said, as a workstation CPU the 6900K is bested only by the $2,000 flagship ten core 6950X. (6900K vs 6950X[Jun '16 CPUPro]

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