IntelBX80677I57600K
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.8GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 19,451 user samples
17,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
1,725 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.4 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
75 % -27%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+24%
106 Pts -24%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
363 Pts -36%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
506 Pts -17% 592 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+17%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
115 Pts -30%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
583 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+38%
424 Pts -38%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
584 Pts -11% 649 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 4,380,449 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+305%
0.37 % -305%
Value
Value For Money
105 % Slightly better value.
+13%
93.3 % -13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
120 % Much more popular.
+45%
83 % -45%
Price
Price (score)
$224 -27% $163 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
6 Months -50% 3 Months Much more recent.
+50%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -29% 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -100% 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.5 GHz -9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz -14%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
144 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+29%
112 Pts -29%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
155 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
119 Pts -30%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
565 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+36%
416 Pts -36%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
608 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+39%
438 Pts -39%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
567 Pts -13% 641 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+13%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
608 Pts -8% 654 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 None
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 None
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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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