Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K

4 Cores, @3 GHz, Yorkfield.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,836 user samples
10,855 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 3 GHz
Poor: 24% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 521st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
58,981 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
32.7 % 99.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+203%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
53.8 Pts 143 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+166%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 283 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+164%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
205 Pts 559 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+173%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
206 Pts 1048 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+409%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 1058 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+409%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
66.3 Pts 156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+135%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 312 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+135%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
261 Pts 623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+139%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts 1201 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+358%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 1200 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+355%
Market Share
Based on 21,082,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.73 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,117%
Value
Value For Money
40.4 % 93.1 % Hugely better value.
+131%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 151 % Hugely more popular.
+144%
Price
Price (score)
$130 Much cheaper.
+63%
$350
Age
Newest
70+ Months 12 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'08 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
12 MB L2 12 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
45 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
1333 MHz FSB 8 GT/s DMI3
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes

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