IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 98,302 user samples
62,873 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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35,429 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
93.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
267 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
525 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1040 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
959 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts 1423 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+34%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
279 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
550 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1187 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
1073 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1191 Pts 1513 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
Market Share
Based on 20,215,120 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 2.42 % Hugely higher market share.
+199%
Value
Value For Money
93.4 % +5% 89.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
133 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
120 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $329 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
10 Months 2 Months Much more recent.
+80%
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 Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
4.4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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