Intel Core i7-9700K vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i7-9700K

Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
2600 MHz / Cores: 18 / Sep 2017
Intel Core i9-7980XE

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    156%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    109%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    220%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-9700K

9% higher single threaded performance.
70 watts lower power draw.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i9-7980XE.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-7980XE

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 120% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


Intel Core i9-7980XE

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-7980XE

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i9-7980XE
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
Boost 3.0

Architecture

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i9-7980XE
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsSkylake-X
Release DateSep 2018vsSep 2017

Cores

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cores8vs18
Threads8vs36
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i9-7980XE
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs1024 KB (per core)
L3 Cache12288 KB (shared)vs25344 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i9-7980XE
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA14CvsFC-LGA2066
Die Sizeunknownvs428mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs2600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4900 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs165 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    5880 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    5280 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    34560 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    67392 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    1542
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    3404

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    212
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    194

points - higher is better