IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
216 EFps 253 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+17%
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
92 EFps 94 EFps +2%
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
116 EFps 117 EFps +1%
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
106 EFps 123 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+16%
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
118 EFps 135 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 128,109 user samples
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
122,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.7 % 99.8 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 144 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts 286 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 563 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 1054 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+134%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts 309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts 617 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 1208 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+147%
Market Share
Based on 22,361,412 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 1.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+419%
Value
Value For Money
110 % Better value.
+28%
86.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
163 % +4% 157 %
Price
Price (score)
$86 Hugely cheaper.
+82%
$472
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+38%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts 1662 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+237%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts 1503 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+230%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 16 MB SmartCache
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
37.5 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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