IntelBX80684I79700K
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
263 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+37%
192 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
94 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
86 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
111 EFps 111 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
121 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
105 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps Much Better Fortnite EFps.
+32%
101 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 308,056 user samples
98,499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
209,557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.7 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
81.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
234 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
460 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1076 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
852 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
249 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
492 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
960 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,610,001 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.3 % 2.72 % Higher market share.
+18%
Value
Value For Money
92.2 % +2% 90.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
169 % Much more popular.
+44%
117 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 $192 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+32%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1214 Pts 1381 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1090 Pts 1282 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. Even though the 2700X excels at pure multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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