IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 145,004 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: 17th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
26,591 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 85th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.7 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
72.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+24%
107 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
404 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
735 Pts 753 Pts +2%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
741 Pts 1129 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+52%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
120 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.
+28%
472 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts 917 Pts +4%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 1336 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 19,419,056 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % Slightly higher market share.
+6%
0.67 %
Value
Value For Money
95.5 % Better value.
+18%
80.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % 88 % More popular.
+17%
Price
Price (score)
$230 $185 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
22 Months 16 Months More recent.
+27%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +5% 4.1 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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