Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Athlon X4 860K

Intel Core i7-9700K

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Price
$409.99
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$210.00
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Brand Intel AMD
Model BX80684I79700K AD860KXBJASBX
Release Date October 2018 -
Performance
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12th
129th
Effective Value
32nd
122nd
TDP 95 Watts 95 Watts
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Series Core i7 9th Gen Athlon X4
Core Name Coffee Lake Kaveri
Socket LGA1151 FM2+
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 8 4
CPU Threads 8 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz 4000MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 28 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 1.50MB 0.00MB
Critic Reviews

"For the enthusiasts among us who have some breathing room in their budgets, Core i7-9700K is a much smarter choice for gaming than the pricey Core i9-9900K. It serves up similar performance at a significantly lower price. It's no slouch in heavier..."

"SummaryEven with the less than optimal cooler taken into account this processor is easily the best value AMD processor we have reviewed to date. What an incredible value!Closing StatementFor budget constrained consumers who are not interested in APU /..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs AMD Athlon X4 860K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-9700K:

  • Monstrously better average performance, around 148%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+900MHz).

Reasons to pick the AMD Athlon X4 860K:

  • 49% cheaper, you can save $199.99.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+100MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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