IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 46,363 user samples
3,413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
42,950 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
103 % +3% 99.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
524 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
465 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
755 Pts 1304 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+73%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
126 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
601 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+22%
492 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
877 Pts 1390 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+58%
Market Share
Based on 12,819,532 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.69 % 2.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+206%
Value
Value For Money
106 % Slightly better value.
+6%
100 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 107 % Much more popular.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$270 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$290
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
7 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.3 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
146 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
122 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
131 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
575 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+21%
475 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
636 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+25%
510 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
828 Pts 1350 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+63%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
941 Pts 1399 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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