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IntelBX80684I39100F

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,311 user samples
23,625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
5,686 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
79.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
121 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+11%
239 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
445 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
833 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+85%
451 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
488 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
899 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+84%
489 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,360,893 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+197%
0.31 %
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % 110 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % 163 % Much more popular.
+50%
Price
Price (score)
$245 $86 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+50%
8 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +5% 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1128 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+129%
493 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1078 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+137%
455 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600 barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games[Oct '19 CPUPro]

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