IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000025BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.9GHz, 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 592,679 user samples
518,969 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
73,710 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 131st / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 85%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.8 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
84.9 %
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16 % OC Hitm2 20% OC, F118 9% OC, SotTR 18% OC
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12 % Hitm2 17%, TWarW2 7%, F118 8%, GTAV 11%, SotTR 15%
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8 % BFV 11%, SotTR 8%, MetroEx 4%, Divis2 8%
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4 % Hitm2 7%, FarC5 13%, WarhDoW3 7%, ProjC2 9%, GTAV 3%, Civ6 4%, FinFant15 4%, WoT 6%, Divis2 4% AotS 14%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+23%
74.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
142 Pts +2% 139 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
283 Pts +4% 271 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
560 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
513 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1003 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
913 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
156 Pts +4% 150 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
313 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
296 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
622 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
568 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1152 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
1031 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,582,225 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+520%
0.3 %
Value
Value For Money
92.3 % Slightly better value.
+6%
87.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % More popular.
+25%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$344 $251 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
47 Months 38 Months More recent.
+19%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1177 Pts 1512 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+28%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1032 Pts 1394 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+35%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The Ryzen 7 3800X is an 8-core, 16-thread high end desktop Zen 2 processor, built on AMD’s seminal 7nm manufacturing process. It has a boost clock speed of 4.5 GHz, overtaking the previous Zen+ flagship, the Ryzen 7 2700X, by 200 MHz and around 16% in terms of effective speed. The 3800X is available at launch for $399 USD alongside four other new Zen 2 processors, including the similarly specified Ryzen 7 3700X. The main differences between the 3800X and 3700X being an extra 100 MHz of boost clock frequency on the 3800X and extra TDP headroom (105W for the 3800X versus 65W for the 3700X) for a $70 USD premium. The 21% higher release price translates to just a 2% higher effective speed over the 3700X. The 3800X is in direct competition with Intel’s i7-9700K, benchmarks show that, when overclocked, the 3800X is 10% worse for gaming but 30% faster for 64-core processing. The 3800X is also 15% ($50 USD) more expensive than the i7-9700K. Additionally, the 3800X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. Like the other third generation Ryzen processors, the 3800X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 chipset as well as the 400 and 300 series motherboards. At $380 USD, the 3800X offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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