IntelBX80684I58600K
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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 191,937 user samples
118,413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
73,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.7 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
74.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
215 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
417 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
735 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
694 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
741 Pts 909 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+23%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
467 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
778 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 1002 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 19,384,291 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % Much higher market share.
+57%
0.46 %
Value
Value For Money
94.4 % +5% 90 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % 102 % Much more popular.
+36%
Price
Price (score)
$240 $137 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
22 Months More recent.
+21%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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