IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80677I77700

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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 176,644 user samples
63,338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
113,306 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.9 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
71.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
116 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
223 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
402 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
753 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+25%
603 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
762 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+24%
616 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
128 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
250 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
481 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
881 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+32%
667 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
877 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+31%
671 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,153,564 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.89 % Higher market share.
+24%
0.72 %
Value
Value For Money
96.7 % Much better value.
+39%
69.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % Hugely more popular.
+139%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$240 Cheaper.
+22%
$306
Age
Newest
12 Months Much more recent.
+64%
33 Months
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.
+10%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$262.00 - $263.00 $303.00 - $312.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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