IntelBX80684I59400F
AMD100-100000071BOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps +2% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps 124 EFps +1%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps 141 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+8%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 284,141 user samples
89,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.1 GHz
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1241
Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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194,448 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1241
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.3 % +0% 87.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
80.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 267 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
460 Pts 513 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
657 Pts 926 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+41%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
90.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 280 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 548 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1039 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+45%
Market Share
Based on 28,736,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.28 % 2.59 % Hugely higher market share.
+102%
Value
Value For Money
102 % Better value.
+15%
88.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
211 % More popular.
+23%
172 %
Price
Price (score)
$165 Much cheaper.
+40%
$274
Age
Newest
15 Months 10 Months Much more recent.
+33%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts 1503 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+109%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
662 Pts 1412 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+113%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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