IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 93,979 user samples
32,624 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
61,355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
92.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
446 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
764 Pts 965 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+26%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
124 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
482 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 1027 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 16,365,793 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % 1.56 % Higher market share.
+24%
Value
Value For Money
109 % 112 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 98 % Much more popular.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$265 $175 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+50%
12 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
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
120 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+26%
129 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
579 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+24%
466 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
645 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+29%
501 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
832 Pts 1000 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+20%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
954 Pts 1036 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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