IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 274,247 user samples
54,230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
220,017 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 290th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+94%
47.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+85%
74 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+91%
142 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+97%
269 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
751 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+64%
459 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
755 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+62%
465 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+91%
81.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+92%
160 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+98%
309 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
888 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+65%
537 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
887 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
540 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,437,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
0.97 %
Value
Value For Money
99 % Much better value.
+58%
62.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
128 % Much more popular.
+75%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 $105 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
10 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
82 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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