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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,479 user samples
54,661 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
32,818 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.75 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 132nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
63.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+43%
199 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+57%
357 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+87%
561 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+85%
573 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+38%
226 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+46%
426 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1191 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+84%
648 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+84%
650 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,603,573 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.91 % Hugely higher market share.
+355%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
93.3 % Better value.
+18%
79.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
131 % Much more popular.
+52%
86 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $127 Much cheaper.
+64%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+64%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+32%
3.7 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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