IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD1400BBAEBOX

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 377,312 user samples
307,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
69,878 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 492nd / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+50%
63 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.5 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+35%
67.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+41%
96.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
272 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+49%
182 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
533 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+69%
316 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
725 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+50%
483 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+27%
76 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+40%
110 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+45%
213 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
609 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+59%
383 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
856 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+52%
562 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,580,737 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,433%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % Much better value.
+34%
74.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % Much more popular.
+49%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$227 $148 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
47 Months More recent.
+28%
65 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+35%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
858 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+49%
574 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
742 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
492 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The Ryzen 5 1400 is the entry-level chip from AMD's latest Ryzen 5 series which is aimed at the mainstream market. The 1400 is a budget quad core, 8 threaded CPU with base/boost clocks of 3.2/3.4 GHz. Like most the other non-X Ryzen CPUs the 1400 comes with a decent cooler included in the box (Wraith Stealth in this case). Modestly priced at $169 the 1400 is in direct competition with Intel's recent Kaby Lake dual core, four threaded i3-7350k which runs at a base clock of 4.2GHz. The 1400's 8 threads allow a near 40% lead in multi-core processing, but for single-core tasks the 7350K is 45% faster. The Ryzen 5 1500X commands a $20 premium and offers a 25% increase in effective speed over the 1400. Although the 1400 only has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it should more or less match the 1500X when overclocked. Provided it is overclocked, the 1400 joins the other non-X Ryzen models in offering the best bang for your buck. Users not keen on overclocking would probably do better to consider the 1500X at this price point. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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