IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 184,270 user samples
64,114 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
120,156 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.7 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
78.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
230 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
443 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
748 Pts +3% 726 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
755 Pts 949 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+26%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+26%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
882 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
804 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts 1020 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 20,982,394 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % 1.23 % Much higher market share.
+34%
Value
Value For Money
96.7 % Slightly better value.
+5%
92.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
153 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
140 %
Price
Price (score)
$238 $156 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+35%
17 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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