Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i5-7640X

Intel Core i7-9700K

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Intel Core i5-7640X

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Price
$374.99
Prime Eligible Item
$339.84
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I79700K BX80677I57640X
Release Date October 2018 June 2017
Performance
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12th
37th
Effective Value
28th
59th
TDP 95 Watts 112 Watts
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Series Core i7 9th Gen Core i5 X-Series
Core Name Coffee Lake Kaby Lake X
Socket LGA1151 LGA2066
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 8 4
CPU Threads 8 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz 4200MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 6.00MB
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..."

"The Intel Core i5-7640X retails for $249. Good single-threaded performance Great overclocking potential Unlocked multiplier Platform updated to include latest features Multi-threaded performance unworthy of HEDT tag Lacks HyperThreading, only 6 MB..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i5-7640X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-9700K:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 22%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 16 months later.
  • Around 15% lower thermal design power.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+700MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-7640X:

  • 9% cheaper, you can save $35.15.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
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