IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 117,488 user samples
26,949 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
90,539 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
104 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
84.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
392 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
765 Pts 1115 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+46%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
459 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 1306 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+47%
Market Share
Based on 16,460,134 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % Much higher market share.
+39%
0.87 %
Value
Value For Money
108 % +1% 107 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 122 % Much more popular.
+69%
Price
Price (score)
$265 $154 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+76%
25 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+23%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+35%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+35%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
582 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+32%
441 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
643 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+34%
479 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
835 Pts 1266 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+52%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
947 Pts 1319 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+39%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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