IntelBX80648I75960X
IntelBX8071513900K

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Haswell-E.
Release date: Q3 2014.

24 Cores, 32 Threads @3.0GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q4 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,600 user samples
15,468 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
49,132 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 135% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 123% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 123% Great: 135%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 170%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.5 % 129 % Much faster effective speed.
+60%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87 Pts +2% 85.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
100 Pts 232 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+132%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
201 Pts 460 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+129%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
398 Pts 918 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+131%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
718 Pts 1739 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+142%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.3 Pts +0% 94.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
128 Pts 243 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+90%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
254 Pts 478 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+88%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
502 Pts 939 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+87%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
920 Pts 1839 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+100%
Market Share
Based on 68,097,617 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.9 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,150%
Value
Value For Money
72.8 % 112 % Much better value.
+54%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 87 % Much more popular.
+55%
Price
Price (score)
$400 Cheaper.
+13%
$458
Age
Newest
118 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 125 Watts More energy efficient.
+11%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 24 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 10 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+55%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 5.8 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+66%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1353 Pts 4394 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+225%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1075 Pts 4164 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+287%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E Raptor Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 770
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Intel’s 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New high-end gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. Gamers on a tight budget can save $40 USD with a 13600KF which is a 13600K without integrated graphics. Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “Advanced Marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SotTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers lose trust in AMD. Based on social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]

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