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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 169,208 user samples
54,230 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: 13th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
114,978 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 92nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+33%
69.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
100 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+36%
199 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
393 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
751 Pts +1% 741 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
755 Pts 1114 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+48%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
459 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
888 Pts 899 Pts +1%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
887 Pts 1301 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
Market Share
Based on 19,452,676 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.04 % Much higher market share.
+62%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
99 % Much better value.
+35%
73.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
130 % More popular.
+19%
109 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$235
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+66%
29 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
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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