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 551,841 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: 66th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
1,008 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % 110 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
81.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts 207 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+48%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts 401 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+44%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts 740 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts 1155 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+20%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
89.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts 215 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+39%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts 426 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+38%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts 829 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+34%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts 1245 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 58,741,772 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.68 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,500%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
84.8 % 114 % Much better value.
+34%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % More popular.
+22%
79 %
Price
Price (score)
$450 $244 Much cheaper.
+46%
Age
Newest
51 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
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 1482 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts 1383 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+38%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen4
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM5
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 RDNA2
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