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.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,660 user samples
68,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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44,462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % 93.2 % +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts +1% 267 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts +1% 524 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts 956 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
753 Pts 1426 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+89%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
551 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
889 Pts 1068 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts 1508 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+71%
Market Share
Based on 21,075,794 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 2.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
Value
Value For Money
96.5 % Slightly better value.
+6%
90.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % More popular.
+22%
128 %
Price
Price (score)
$240 Cheaper.
+21%
$305
Age
Newest
12 Months 3 Months Much more recent.
+75%
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
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 new processors are launched alongside the new X570 chipset, whilst still being backward compatible with 300 and 400 series motherboards. They are also PCIe 4.0 enabled, allowing double the data transfer speeds compared to PCIe 3.0. The $329 USD 3700X has a 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 for 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 for 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3700X'x memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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