IntelBX80684I59600K
AMD100-100000022BOX

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 57,436 user samples
51,463 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: 12th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
5,973 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93 % +2% 91.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts +2% 266 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts +4% 513 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
753 Pts 836 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+11%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
760 Pts 1079 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
140 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
277 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
547 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
881 Pts 906 Pts +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
887 Pts 1143 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 19,545,682 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.02 % Much higher market share.
+52%
0.67 %
Value
Value For Money
99.3 % +5% 95 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
138 % Much more popular.
+66%
83 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
$239
Age
Newest
10 Months 1 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread, PCIE 4.0 enabled processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which features a 7nm manufacturing process that delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a better value proposition, especially for consumers who are willing to overclock. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X buys 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz for the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. The 3600X ships with a more powerful Wraith Spire cooler (compared to a Wraith Stealth on the 3600). Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600 has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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