IntelBX80684I39350KF
IntelBX80673I99980X

4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

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18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 978 user samples
166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 132%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
86.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
126 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
251 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
482 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts 964 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+86%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
144 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
307 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
285 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
594 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
553 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts 1123 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+87%
Market Share
Based on 24,130,177 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
102 % Hugely better value.
+100%
50.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Much more popular.
+51%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$189 Hugely cheaper.
+90%
$1,900
Age
Newest
10 Months More recent.
+23%
13+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts 3320 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+453%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
523 Pts 2794 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+434%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 24.75 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2017X
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 44

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