IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,199 user samples
106,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
47,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 111th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
72.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
107 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+37%
206 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+39%
403 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1067 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+43%
746 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+32%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
469 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1213 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
896 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,641,976 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+151%
0.91 %
Value
Value For Money
91.4 % Slightly better value.
+9%
84.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
169 % Much more popular.
+66%
102 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 $160 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+32%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+20%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1222 Pts 1333 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+9%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1082 Pts 1127 Pts +4%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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