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IntelBX80684I59600K

8 Cores, 16 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 112,660 user samples
44,462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
68,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.2 % +1% 92.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 137 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts 271 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
524 Pts 528 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
956 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
750 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1426 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+89%
753 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts 610 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1068 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
889 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1508 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+71%
884 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,075,794 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
0.9 %
Value
Value For Money
90.8 % 96.5 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
128 % 156 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$305 $240 Cheaper.
+21%
Age
Newest
3 Months Much more recent.
+75%
12 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
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
4.4 GHz 4.6 GHz +5%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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