IntelBX80648I75820K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.3GHz Haswell-E (2014)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 35,782 user samples
28,020 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
7,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.2 % -5% 92 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts -2% 111 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts +1% 423 Pts -1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
864 Pts -43% 1235 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+43%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
119 Pts -12%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
472 Pts -12%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1046 Pts -29% 1347 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 5,943,008 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % Much higher market share.
+42%
0.33 % -42%
Value
Value For Money
78.2 % -14% 89.4 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % -20% 97 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$391 -19% $315 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
39 Months -79% 8 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts -32% 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores -33% 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads -33% 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz -9% 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -11% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+15%
115 Pts -15%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
133 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
124 Pts -7%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
526 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
456 Pts -15%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
492 Pts -7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
993 Pts -32% 1311 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+32%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1065 Pts -28% 1358 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+28%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E (2014) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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