IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 127,251 user samples
60,792 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
66,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
73.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+30%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+30%
209 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
413 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
747 Pts 770 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
755 Pts 1162 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+54%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+35%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
460 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts 897 Pts +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
881 Pts 1296 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
Market Share
Based on 20,158,619 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+162%
0.39 %
Value
Value For Money
98.9 % Better value.
+17%
84.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
139 % More popular.
+17%
119 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 $164 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+67%
30 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
3.8 GHz
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 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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