IntelBX80671I76900K
AMD100-100000031BOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 104,217 user samples
4,493 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
99,724 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.2 % 88.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 131 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
228 Pts 257 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts 493 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
850 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+5%
808 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 136 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 271 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts 537 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1034 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
868 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,715,909 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 3.47 % Insanely higher market share.
+17,250%
Value
Value For Money
60.3 % 98.3 % Much better value.
+63%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 164 % Hugely more popular.
+183%
Price
Price (score)
$785 $190 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
42 Months 5 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1371 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+22%
1124 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1174 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+12%
1048 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Core i7-6900K is one of four new Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has eight cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.2 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6900K is based on a 14 nm architecture, it has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its MSRP of $1,100, the 6900K only makes sense for very niche use cases which include top end graphics design and video production. Comparing the 6900K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6900K only offers a gain of around 12% for a whopping three fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6900K. That said, as a workstation CPU the 6900K is bested only by the $2,000 flagship ten core 6950X. (6900K vs 6950X[Jun '16 CPUPro]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new X570 chipset, they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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