IntelBX80684I58600K
AMD100-100000023BOX

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

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 118,240 user samples
116,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
1,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 112% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 112% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 162%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % 123 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 136 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts 537 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
740 Pts 2140 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+189%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
144 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
561 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 2315 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+161%
Market Share
Based on 18,552,346 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 1.05 % Higher market share.
+30%
Value
Value For Money
106 % Slightly better value.
+5%
101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
133 % Much more popular.
+62%
82 %
Price
Price (score)
$260 Much cheaper.
+48%
$499
Age
Newest
21 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
149 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+13%
132 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts +3% 158 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
581 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+13%
515 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
644 Pts +5% 616 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
835 Pts 2190 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+162%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
953 Pts 2299 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+141%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which is setting a new standard for high-end workstation processors. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. A second Ryzen 9 CPU in the form of the 16-core, 32-thread 3950X is expected around early Q4 of 2019. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a relatively accessible launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s coolerless 12-core, 24 thread i9-9920X is currently available for $1200 USD which is well over twice as expensive as the 3900X. Early benchmarks illustrate that the extra dollar spend does not translate to extra performance, with the i9-9920X having just a 4% greater peak overclocked benchmark than the 3900X across single, quad and multi-core workloads. Currently in terms of multi-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD) or possibly the slightly more affordable (but significantly worse value for money) 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3800X ($399 USD) which sits just below in the new Zen 2 line-up. Like the others in the 3000 series, the Ryzen 9 3900X can plug into the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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