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 40,230 user samples
22,032 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO
18,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
120 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
113 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts +1% 143 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts +1% 558 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1496 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+41%
1061 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 157 Pts +1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts 624 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1667 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+39%
1203 Pts
Market Share
Based on 14,839,181 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.56 % Higher market share.
+22%
1.28 %
Value
Value For Money
95.6 % 99.5 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % More popular.
+19%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$530 $410 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
4 Months 4 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
152 Pts 152 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
161 Pts 164 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
602 Pts +1% 598 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
640 Pts 656 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1518 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+33%
1141 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1770 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+37%
1292 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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