IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 125,321 user samples
53,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
71,421 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.3 % 101 % +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 145 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts 287 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts 565 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts 1059 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts 1498 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+41%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts +1% 155 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts +1% 310 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts +0% 619 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1190 Pts 1204 Pts +1%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1191 Pts 1644 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 19,438,481 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % 1.36 % Much higher market share.
+46%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % Slightly better value.
+8%
86.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
119 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 Cheaper.
+27%
$479
Age
Newest
10 Months 10 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%
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
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 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 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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