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Intel Core i5-7600K vs Core i7-980X

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i5-7600K 8520 points
Core i7-980X 7930 points
Difference: 590 (7%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-980X 39.6 GT/s
Core i5-7600K 15.2 GT/s
Difference: 24.4 (161%)

Core Speed

Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz
Core i7-980X 3.3 GHz
Difference: 0.5 (15%)


Core i7-980X 12
Core i5-7600K 4
Difference: 8 (200%)


Core i7-980X 130 Watts
Core i5-7600K 91 Watts
Difference: 39 (43%)

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Model Core i5-7600K Core i7-980X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Kaby Lake-S (14 nm) Westmere
Core Speed 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 6
Total Threads 4 12
Turbo 4.2 GHz 1/1/1/1/2/2
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 6 MB 12 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 630 N/A
TDP 91 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 1151 LGA 1366
Released January 2017 2010-03-01