Intel
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 243,059 user samples
40,404 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 2.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 485th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
202,655 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59.8 % 95 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.3 Pts 92.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.4 Pts 136 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+102%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 270 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+111%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts 528 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+143%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts 758 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+148%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.4 Pts 96.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
80.3 Pts 154 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+92%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 307 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+97%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts 610 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+113%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts 887 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+135%
Market Share
Based on 36,225,872 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 1.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,055%
Value
Value For Money
65.4 % 105 % Much better value.
+61%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 218 % Hugely more popular.
+241%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $190 +5%
Age
Newest
111 Months 25 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.2 GHz 3.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+68%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 4.6 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+48%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
381 Pts 889 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+133%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 765 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+148%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCPGA988 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'11 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $262.00 - $263.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.1 GHz 4.60 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.15 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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