IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX8070110100F

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 244,999 user samples
241,027 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
3,972 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.5 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
85.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.8 Pts +2% 89.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
125 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
242 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
526 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
435 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
749 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
659 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97 Pts +2% 95.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
131 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
257 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
494 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
875 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
692 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,665,195 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.15 % Hugely higher market share.
+259%
0.32 %
Value
Value For Money
101 % 107 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % +2% 95 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 $120 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
27 Months 2 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
883 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
694 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
757 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+14%
664 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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