AMDFD9590FHHKWOF
IntelBX80684I78700K

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.7GHz Piledriver (2012)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.7GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 82,334 user samples
10,207 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 5.05 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 210th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
72,127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 95% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 95% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.3 % 110 % Much faster effective speed.
+80%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
82.2 Pts 140 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+70%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts 537 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+79%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts 1094 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+108%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
91.7 Pts 157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+71%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
344 Pts 623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+81%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts 1258 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+108%
Market Share
Based on 8,842,285 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 4.37 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,873%
Value
Value For Money
87.5 % 106 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 134 % Hugely more popular.
+123%
Price
Price (score)
$113 Much cheaper.
+65%
$325
Age
Newest
58 Months 7 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
220 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+57%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+27%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
4.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
103 Pts 154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+50%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
85 Pts 160 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+88%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
377 Pts 610 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+62%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
313 Pts 636 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+103%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
619 Pts 1159 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+87%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
530 Pts 1336 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+152%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver (2012) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 CPUPro]

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The i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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