IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I78700

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 241,856 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
135,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
88.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+11%
255 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
492 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1067 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+34%
797 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
138 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
532 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1213 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+36%
890 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,641,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.27 % Hugely higher market share.
+118%
1.04 %
Value
Value For Money
91.4 % Slightly better value.
+10%
83.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
169 % Much more popular.
+59%
106 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 $340 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+50%
26 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
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 Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1222 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
1078 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1082 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
989 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 12 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 N/A
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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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 high-end hex core, 12 thread i7-8700 is second in Intel’s line up of 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs that witnesses an increase in the number of cores at each SKU, as well as further refinement on the 14nm architecture as seen in the 6th and 7th generations. The i7-8700 features a TDP of 65W, 12MB of L3 Cache and 16 PCIe lanes. Although the 8700 has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it has an all core boost of 4.3 GHz and a single core boost of 4.6 GHz. These are unusually high clocks for a non-K SKU, Intel have historically clocked their non-K SKUs around 10% lower than the flagship K variants but with Coffee Lake, the 8700 is almost a match for a stock 8700K. Priced at $320, the i7-8700 offers exceptional single, quad and multi-core processing power to the mainstream market but unfortunately a new 300 series chipset will also need to be factored into the purchase. AMD’s comparably priced Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8 core 16 thread processor which is around 20% faster at multi-threaded tasks, but has around 20% slower single and quad core performance so the choice between these two processors is use case dependant but generally favours Intel for most desktop users whose workloads are typically single or dual core bound.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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