IntelBX80623I72600K
AMD100-100000023BOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 256,237 user samples
107,242 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
148,995 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.9 % 88.6 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
78.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.2 Pts 137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 271 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+43%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
332 Pts 527 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+59%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 1028 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+110%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
88.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 145 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts 287 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 562 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts 1104 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+80%
Market Share
Based on 36,107,584 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % 1.46 % Hugely higher market share.
+356%
Value
Value For Money
90.8 % Better value.
+18%
76.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
137 % +4% 132 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 Much cheaper.
+69%
$470
Age
Newest
118 Months 16 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+78%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts 2267 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+271%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts 2111 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+327%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which raises the bar for 64-core processing on desktop CPUs. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and it is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a very reasonable launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s 8-core, 16 thread i9-9900K is available for $479 USD (and requires a cooler: $30+ USD). Benchmarks illustrate that the overclocked 3900X leads by a whopping 41% for 64-core processing but that the 9900K maintains a 10% lead for gaming, desktop and other sub octa-core tasks. The 3900 memory controller is significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations and shows a better write throughput than the lower spec 3000 models, but it still shows relatively high latency which adversely impacts gaming. In terms of 64-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming (Q4, 2019) 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD). The Ryzen 9 3900X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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