IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX80684I79700K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 74,565 user samples
41,388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 97% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 97% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1157
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO
33,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1157
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
121 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
114 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts +1% 144 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts +1% 563 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1508 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+41%
1072 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 158 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
617 Pts 626 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1644 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+36%
1208 Pts
Market Share
Based on 16,502,085 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.87 % Much higher market share.
+41%
1.33 %
Value
Value For Money
99.4 % 100 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % More popular.
+23%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$490 $409 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
6 Months 6 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
8 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 +2% 4.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts 153 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts 166 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
600 Pts 601 Pts +0%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
637 Pts 655 Pts +3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1484 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
1144 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1761 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+36%
1295 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
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Intel’s new consumer flagship CPU for 2018 is the i9-9900K, an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Intel core desktop processor. It is based on the third round of optimization of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which in this iteration, yields more cores. This is a retort to AMD’s 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 processors that launched in Q2 2018, to fill the gap before Intel releases it’s 10nm Cannon Lake based CPUs in, perhaps, late 2019. In direct proportion to the increased number of cores, average multi-core benchmarks are around 33% higher on the 8 core 9900K than the previous generation 6 core 8700K. The i9-9900K has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, ramping up to an all-core turbo boost frequency of 4.7 GHz and a single-core turbo boost speed 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 graphics 630. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset from Intel, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the Z370 chipset. This premium CPU is expected to retail at $500, which compares to around $300 for the 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X. Although the 9900K has around a 16% effective speed advantage over the 2700X, the Ryzen 2700X offers better value for money for most users. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation CPU, released alongside the i5-9600K and the i9-9900K. The 9700K is an 8 core, 8 thread processor based on the third iteration of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which sees an increase in the number of cores available to mainstream consumers, in line with AMD’s Ryzen 7 offerings. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD graphics 630. And 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 a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, rising to 4.6 GHz when all 8 cores are engaged and a single core boost frequency of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6 GHz, 4.7 GHz and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to similar single and quad core performance to the 9900K, but due to the higher number of threads, the 9900K has around a 50% higher multi-core benchmark than the 9700K. Currently most PC games do not engage more than 4 cores, so at $420 (15% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers better value for money to gamers. If instead, great multi-core performance is a necessity, at $290, the 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X is a more prudent choice, with a 30% higher multi-core benchmark than the 9700K.  [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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