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IntelBX80684I58600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 91,447 user samples
24,070 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
67,377 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.3 % 102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 518 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
959 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+28%
750 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 603 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1027 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+16%
884 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,890,891 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % 1.52 % Higher market share.
+29%
Value
Value For Money
111 % +1% 109 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % 136 % Much more popular.
+51%
Price
Price (score)
$180 Cheaper.
+25%
$240
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+50%
14 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts 162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+26%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
467 Pts 579 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+24%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts 647 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+29%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1000 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+18%
845 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1034 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+9%
950 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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