IntelBX80673I77820X
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Skylake-X.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 222,348 user samples
12,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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209,557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
81.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
234 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
460 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
917 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
852 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
293 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
249 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
578 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
492 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1115 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
960 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,646,304 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 2.75 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,338%
Value
Value For Money
75.5 % 90 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 117 % Much more popular.
+43%
Price
Price (score)
$475 $195 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
29 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+34%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+25%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz +5% 4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1533 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
1381 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1320 Pts +3% 1282 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake-X Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2066 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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