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IntelBX80684I59600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 74,877 user samples
20,647 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
54,230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.5 % 92.7 % +5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 137 Pts +5%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 271 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
499 Pts 529 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
815 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
751 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+39%
755 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 308 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts 611 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
882 Pts 888 Pts +1%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1119 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
887 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,437,268 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+164%
1.04 %
Value
Value For Money
97.2 % 99 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
134 % +5% 128 %
Price
Price (score)
$198 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$219
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
10 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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