IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80677I77700K

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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 376,778 user samples
59,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
317,388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
82.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
261 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
557 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
462 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1037 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+51%
687 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1053 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
698 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts +5% 149 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
296 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
620 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
549 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1176 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+50%
784 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1184 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+51%
782 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,155,168 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 1.47 % Hugely higher market share.
+81%
Value
Value For Money
92.8 % Better value.
+20%
77.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
135 % Much more popular.
+45%
93 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $345 +2%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+69%
32 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
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 4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.5 GHz
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 $339.00 - $350.00
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
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No

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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 i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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