Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i9-7960X

Intel Core i7-9700K

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Intel Core i9-7960X

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Price
$409.99
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$1,582.06
Availability Out of Stock In Stock
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Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I79700K BX80673I97960X
Release Date October 2018 September 2017
Performance
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12th
8th
Effective Value
34th
128th
TDP 95 Watts 165 Watts
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Series Core i7 9th Gen Core i9 X-Series
Core Name Coffee Lake Skylake X
Socket LGA1151 LGA2066
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 8 16
CPU Threads 8 32
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 2800MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 128GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 22.00MB
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 7980XE and 7960X are super expensive, and Intel has made them that way for a reason; they are niche products that offer more all-around performance than what is out there on the market. The best analogy I can think of is one where a 7700K is like a BMW M5 or a Tesla Model-S, Threadripper 1950X would be the Mercedes McLaren SLR, and the Skylake- ..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i9-7960X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-9700K:

  • 74% cheaper, you can save $1,172.07.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 12 months later.
  • Around 42% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+800MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+500MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7960X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 5%.
  • 8 more cores.
  • 24 more threads.
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