IntelBX8070110100F
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q4 2020.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 252,785 user samples
4,384 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
248,401 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.3 % 94.4 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.2 Pts 92 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 135 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
241 Pts 267 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 524 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
659 Pts 746 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts 96.9 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 151 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 301 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts 600 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
691 Pts 875 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+27%
Market Share
Based on 38,911,222 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % 1.13 % Hugely higher market share.
+242%
Value
Value For Money
97.5 % 103 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % 97 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$171 Cheaper.
+14%
$200
Age
Newest
3 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
27 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
694 Pts 882 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
664 Pts 754 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+14%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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