IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 170,404 user samples
61,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
108,565 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.3 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
78.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
229 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
440 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1041 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+43%
726 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+12%
948 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
123 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1181 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+47%
803 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1189 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
1020 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,342,940 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 1.33 % Much higher market share.
+64%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % +0% 92.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
141 % +4% 136 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $149 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+35%
17 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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