IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+23%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps +4% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+10%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps +3% 141 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 550,601 user samples
259,941 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
290,660 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.7 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
87.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
79.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts +4% 136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts +5% 269 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
513 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1055 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
929 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.3 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
88.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
549 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1196 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+17%
1024 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,215,785 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.7 % 3.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+88%
Value
Value For Money
96.6 % Slightly better value.
+10%
87.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
210 % More popular.
+19%
176 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $273 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
23 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+39%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts 1514 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts 1420 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+33%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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