IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I99900K
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps 298 EFps +4%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps +1% 108 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 138 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps 137 EFps +1%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps 149 EFps +3%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 503,506 user samples
259,941 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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243,565 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.7 % +0% 98.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.1 Pts 93.6 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 143 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 283 Pts +0%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts +1% 555 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1055 Pts +3% 1021 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.3 Pts 97.5 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts +1% 154 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts +1% 308 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts +0% 615 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1196 Pts +2% 1175 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,183,282 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.7 % Higher market share.
+18%
1.44 %
Value
Value For Money
96.6 % Slightly better value.
+8%
89.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
210 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
193 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 Cheaper.
+23%
$390
Age
Newest
23 Months 23 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 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 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 5 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts 1629 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+36%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts 1453 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+36%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 16 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $488.00 - $499.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 5.00 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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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 but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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The Intel i9-9900K is an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake processor. It has a base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the older Z370 chipset. Aimed at users who do not wish to compromise, the i9-9900K offers the best gaming and desktop experience available at any price. Heavy workstation users should consider the Ryzen 9 3900X which is similarly priced. Comparing the overclocked 3900X shows that it is just 10% worse for gaming and desktop (sub octa-core) but around 40% better for 64-core computations. Gamers should consider the 9700K which offers identical overclocked gaming performance at a $100 USD discount. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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