IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,191 user samples
18,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
50,993 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
88.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
414 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1061 Pts 1178 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
469 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1203 Pts 1326 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 14,838,267 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+137%
0.54 %
Value
Value For Money
99.5 % 108 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 113 % Hugely more popular.
+98%
Price
Price (score)
$410 $175 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
4 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
23 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+29%
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
164 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+33%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+33%
448 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
656 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+34%
490 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1141 Pts 1284 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+13%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1292 Pts 1341 Pts +4%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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