IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 66,557 user samples
38,319 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
28,238 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Much faster effective speed.
+52%
74.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
104 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+54%
363 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1064 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+82%
584 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+45%
427 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1187 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+80%
658 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,143,694 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.39 % Hugely higher market share.
+504%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % +2% 99.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 89 % Much more popular.
+41%
Price
Price (score)
$385 $134 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+72%
25 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
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+35%
121 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
597 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+44%
416 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
650 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+43%
453 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1127 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+78%
634 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1274 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+93%
661 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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