IntelBX80673I97940X
IntelBX80684I79700K

14 Cores, 28 Threads @3.10 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 136,348 user samples
2,488 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
133,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % 99.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 143 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 285 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 565 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
974 Pts 1077 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+11%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts 312 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts 623 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1129 Pts 1220 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 24,086,912 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.87 % Insanely higher market share.
+18,600%
Value
Value For Money
56.3 % 92.1 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 174 % Hugely more popular.
+216%
Price
Price (score)
$1,349 $370 Much cheaper.
+73%
Age
Newest
27+ Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+44%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2625 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+115%
1223 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2210 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+103%
1087 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'17 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
19.25 MB 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$1387.00 - $1399.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2017X PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
44 16

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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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