IntelBX8070110600K
AMD100-100000065BOX
$300

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.1GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

 $300 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,920 user samples
11,461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
5,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.2 % 97.2 % +1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.6 Pts +5% 88.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 156 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 306 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts 569 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts 933 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.5 Pts +3% 95.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 163 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts 322 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts 636 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
983 Pts 1000 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 35,897,831 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.37 % 0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+159%
Value
Value For Money
98 % +3% 95.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
210 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
198 %
Price
Price (score)
$260 Cheaper.
+13%
$300
Age
Newest
6 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Faster base frequency.
+11%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.8 GHz +4% 4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1236 Pts 1293 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1120 Pts 1203 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+7%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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