IntelBX80673I97980X
IntelBX80684I79700K

18 Cores, 36 Threads @2.60 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 469,103 user samples
4,184 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 147th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 80%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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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%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.4 % 97.4 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
19 % BFV 15%, SotTR 10%, MetroEx 40%, Divis2 10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.7 Pts 91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+20%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 141 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 280 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 552 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
891 Pts 1047 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+18%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.1 Pts 96.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 152 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts 305 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
554 Pts 609 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1105 Pts 1180 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 46,334,053 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+13,400%
Value
Value For Money
48.9 % 98.7 % Hugely better value.
+102%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 85 % Much more popular.
+52%
Price
Price (score)
$1,699 $265 Hugely cheaper.
+84%
Age
Newest
47+ Months 34 Months More recent.
+28%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3159 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+168%
1179 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2489 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+135%
1058 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'17 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
24.75 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
$1979.00 - $1999.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz 4.90 GHz
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 at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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