IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX8070811700K

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps 306 EFps +3%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps 109 EFps +1%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 146 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps 147 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+7%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+10%
136 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 371,786 user samples
363,094 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
8,692 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 109%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.7 % 107 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
6 % BFV 5%, SotTR 5%, MetroEx 11%, Divis2 3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
87.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 179 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 355 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts 675 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1013 Pts 1202 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.5 Pts +2% 95.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 189 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts 380 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts 744 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1165 Pts 1398 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 44,910,503 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.33 % Hugely higher market share.
+156%
0.52 %
Value
Value For Money
90.7 % 97.9 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 94 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$364 +4% $380
Age
Newest
33 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz 5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1584 Pts 1805 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1446 Pts 1679 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+16%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 750
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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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The i7-11700K is the second fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Feb '21 CPUPro]

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