Intel
IntelBX80684I79700K
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 109,975 user samples
3,866 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 179th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
106,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.8 % 98.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+53%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.5 Pts 142 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 283 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+44%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts 561 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+59%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
521 Pts 1067 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+105%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+46%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 623 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+50%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts 1213 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 22,638,310 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 2.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,440%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 169 % Hugely more popular.
+231%
Age
Newest
60+ Months 13 Months Much more recent.
+78%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts 1222 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+117%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts 1082 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+104%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
10 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$294.00 - $297.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
0 GT/s QPI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
768 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 1333/1600/1866/2133 DDR4-2666
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
68 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
None Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Package Size
Package Size
52.5mm x 45.0 mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
x4, x8, x16 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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