IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000593WOF

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.7GHz, Zen4.
Release date: Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 555,092 user samples
550,833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
4,259 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 120% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Poor bench: 98% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % 110 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
81.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts 201 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts 393 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+41%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts 743 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts 1145 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts +4% 92.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts 214 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts 427 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+38%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts 822 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts 1259 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 68,289,281 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.76 % Hugely higher market share.
+291%
0.45 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 125 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % More popular.
+13%
82 %
Price
Price (score)
$230 $177 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
69 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+70%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 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 5 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+64%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 5.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1145 Pts 1498 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+31%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts 1414 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+41%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen4
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM5
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 RDNA2
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