IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80677I77700

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 136,409 user samples
46,789 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
89,620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
82.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+40%
403 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1066 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+74%
613 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
128 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
480 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1201 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+79%
670 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,919,428 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % Much higher market share.
+44%
0.82 %
Value
Value For Money
104 % Much better value.
+31%
79.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 66 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$368 $320 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+72%
29 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
124 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
165 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+25%
132 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
602 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+28%
470 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
656 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
497 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1136 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+84%
618 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1280 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+81%
709 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $303.00 - $312.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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