Intel
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 155,015 user samples
31,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 15% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 15% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 495th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
123,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.2 % 100 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+143%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
66 Pts 146 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+121%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 287 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+128%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
216 Pts 565 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+162%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
303 Pts 1060 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+250%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
80.4 Pts 156 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+94%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 310 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+99%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
289 Pts 619 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+114%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts 1210 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+220%
Market Share
Based on 24,085,753 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 1.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+900%
Value
Value For Money
45.1 % 85.4 % Hugely better value.
+89%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 163 % Hugely more popular.
+167%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+60%
$498
Age
Newest
100 Months 15 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+64%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+61%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
381 Pts 1661 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+336%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 1509 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+390%
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 16 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 $488.00 - $499.00
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 1.20 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
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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