IntelBX80684I59600K
AMD100-100000051WOF

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

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q4 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+20%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +5% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps 141 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+6%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 210,266 user samples
188,957 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
21,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
88.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
78.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 138 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts 274 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts 532 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts 1055 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+40%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
89.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts +4% 147 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
290 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
565 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
883 Pts 1116 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 34,752,524 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+332%
0.28 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % Much better value.
+52%
70.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
222 % Hugely more popular.
+164%
84 %
Price
Price (score)
$180 Much cheaper.
+72%
$648
Age
Newest
24 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+54%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+433%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.7 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
877 Pts 3091 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+252%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
762 Pts 2784 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+265%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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