IntelBX80684I58600K
AMD100-100000031BOX
$200

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

 $200 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,685 user samples
110,679 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
6 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % 106 % +5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts +2% 131 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 522 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
739 Pts 1073 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+45%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
136 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
541 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts 1113 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+27%
Market Share
Based on 17,944,887 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.79 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
106 % 122 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
138 % Much more popular.
+70%
81 %
Price
Price (score)
$260 $200 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
20 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +2% 4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+19%
125 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+9%
148 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
579 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
500 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
643 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
591 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
839 Pts 1044 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+24%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
945 Pts 1089 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+15%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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