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IntelBX80684I78700K

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,694 user samples
43,564 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
63,130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.9 % 111 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 141 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts 542 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1127 Pts +2% 1110 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts 622 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+34%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1323 Pts +5% 1260 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,450,868 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.09 % 4 % Hugely higher market share.
+267%
Value
Value For Money
92.7 % 106 % Slightly better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
107 % 144 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$238 Cheaper.
+28%
$330
Age
Newest
13 Months 6 Months Much more recent.
+54%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+23%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+27%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts 154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+38%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts 160 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+32%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
446 Pts 611 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+37%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
483 Pts 637 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1284 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+11%
1160 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1329 Pts 1331 Pts +0%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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