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IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 147,830 user samples
56,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
91,044 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 2.8 GHz
Poor: 79% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.4 % 88.8 % +2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts 451 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
917 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+41%
650 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 122 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
472 Pts 477 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1008 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+44%
698 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,052,071 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % 1.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+134%
Value
Value For Money
113 % Slightly better value.
+10%
102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
115 % 116 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$147 Cheaper.
+26%
$199
Age
Newest
25 Months 19 Months More recent.
+24%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
115 Pts 118 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
124 Pts 128 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts 460 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
492 Pts 498 Pts +1%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
980 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+47%
666 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1019 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
738 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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