Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs i5-2500K

Intel Core i7-9700K

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Price
$409.99
Prime Eligible Item
$279.00
Availability Out of Stock Out of Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I79700K BX80623I52500K
Release Date October 2018 -
Performance
(Charts)
12th
76th
Effective Value
34th
82nd
TDP 95 Watts 95 Watts
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Series Core i7 9th Gen Core i5 2nd Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Sandy Bridge
Socket LGA1151 LGA1155
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 3000
CPU Cores 8 4
CPU Threads 8 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz -
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 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..."

"This month for review we received two very eagerly awaited processors from CPU manufacturer Intel. Since AMD, its only real competitor, hasn’t been putting up a fight in this market for about five years now, interesting developments in CPUs have been..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs i5-2500K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-9700K:

  • Much better average performance, around 58%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+300MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel i5-2500K:

  • 32% cheaper, you can save $130.99.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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