IntelBX80684I59600K
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
258 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+14%
226 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
97 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+5%
92 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
119 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
112 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
118 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+7%
110 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
124 EFps 125 EFps +1%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 140,941 user samples
71,337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
69,604 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.5 % +0% 93.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 270 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts +1% 522 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
752 Pts 950 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
551 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts 1066 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
Market Share
Based on 22,641,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % 2.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+213%
Value
Value For Money
102 % Slightly better value.
+13%
90.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
180 % More popular.
+22%
147 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+35%
$310
Age
Newest
13 Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+62%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts 1486 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+69%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
757 Pts 1418 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+87%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The $329 USD 3700X has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The 3700X only has a small real world gaming advantage over the entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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