IntelBX80673I99980X
IntelBX80684I79700K

18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 233,056 user samples
1,182 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 78th / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
231,874 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85 % 98.5 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.3 Pts 93.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+16%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 141 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 281 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
480 Pts 555 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
958 Pts 1055 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.5 Pts 97.3 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 311 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts 616 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1128 Pts 1206 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 31,471,368 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+15,200%
Value
Value For Money
58.2 % 93.2 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 204 % Hugely more popular.
+214%
Price
Price (score)
$1,098 $340 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
19+ Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
21 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3359 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+178%
1207 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2769 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+160%
1064 Pts
Cache
Cache
24.75 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $374.00 - $385.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.40 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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The refreshed i9-7980XE (which in my opinion is one of my favourite CPU from Intel even with slightly bloated pricing), comes with soldered TIM which can transfer heat from die to IHS better but overclocking enthusiasts disappoints as the solder itself transfer lower heat than metallic thermal paste such as Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and can complicate relidding. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]

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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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