IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 104,619 user samples
44,967 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
59,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
87.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+31%
109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
421 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1061 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+17%
910 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
471 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1200 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+19%
1009 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,705,801 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+118%
0.6 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % 113 % Slightly better value.
+13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 116 % Hugely more popular.
+81%
Price
Price (score)
$404 $145 Much cheaper.
+64%
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+73%
26 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+23%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+32%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+31%
124 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+32%
453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
651 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
492 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1137 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+16%
979 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1284 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+27%
1015 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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