IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,300 user samples
53,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
27,910 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 85th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.1 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
72.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
107 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+30%
209 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+31%
404 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts 756 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
762 Pts 1138 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+49%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
237 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
474 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
892 Pts 933 Pts +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
889 Pts 1347 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 19,495,697 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.03 % Much higher market share.
+56%
0.66 %
Value
Value For Money
99.4 % Better value.
+23%
80.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
130 % Much more popular.
+49%
87 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 $184 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+38%
16 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.1 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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