AMD100-1000000158
$160
IntelBX80684I59400F
 $160 

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q4 2019.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+6%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 123 EFps +3%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps +1% 130 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 333,026 user samples
33,544 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 221st / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
299,482 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 194th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.7 % 84.8 % +4%
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
2 % SotTR 6%, MetroEx 3%, Divis2 6% BFV 5%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
74.3 Pts 87.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
129 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+10%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
255 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
233 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
490 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
450 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
637 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
589 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
83.8 Pts 94.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+13%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
123 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
274 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
243 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
542 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
484 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
761 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
685 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,216,494 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 1.57 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,862%
Value
Value For Money
95.1 % 117 % Better value.
+24%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 86 % Much more popular.
+46%
Price
Price (score)
$160 $85 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
57 Months More recent.
+12%
65 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
770 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
696 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
653 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+6%
614 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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