IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I78086K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.00 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps +2% 280 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps 110 EFps +1%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 138 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps +1% 135 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+9%
133 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 501,702 user samples
464,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
36,783 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.4 % +4% 93.3 %
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
9 % SotTR 17%, MetroEx 7%, Divis2 17% BFV 2%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts 92.3 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts +3% 137 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
266 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
507 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
821 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.7 Pts 97.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 154 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts 306 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts +1% 605 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1180 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+22%
971 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,399,085 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.36 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,843%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
97.6 % Much better value.
+34%
72.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % Much more popular.
+55%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$276 Much cheaper.
+60%
$692
Age
Newest
35 Months More recent.
+10%
39+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1179 Pts 1196 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts +4% 1018 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'18
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 N/A
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 5.00 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 six threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said gamers have very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent performance at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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Intel are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their x86 architecture and 8086 processor with the launch of their high-end i7-8086K. Just 50,000 units of this hex core, twelve threaded Coffee Lake processor have been made available globally. Exactly like the i7-8700K, the 8086K features 12MB of smart (L3) cache, 2 channels of DDR4 RAM and has a TDP of 95W. Essentially, the 8086K is Intel’s current Coffee Lake flagship, the i7-8700K, with a single-core turbo frequency factory overclocked by 300 MHz. Thermals permitting, out of the box, the i7-8086K achieves a single core boost speed of 5.0 GHz – which is a new record for Intel. That said, you would be unlucky if you were unable to achieve a 5.0 GHz single core OC with an 8700K. For everything other than single core, the turbo clock speeds on the 8086K exactly match the 8700K which puts the 8086K firmly into gimmick territory. Directly comparing the 8086K and 8700K shows that for a $100 (24%) price premium you get around a 5% performance improvement which drops to around 2% when both chips are overclocked. If the price gap between the 8086K and the 8700K were to fall to less than 20 USD it may be worth considering the 8086K. [Jun '18 CPUPro]

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