IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000025BOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.9GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,339 user samples
101,751 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
8,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.3 % +5% 94.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts +4% 138 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts +4% 274 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
532 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1063 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
965 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1079 Pts 1464 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+36%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
145 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
314 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
288 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
627 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
562 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1222 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
1073 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1224 Pts 1541 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 21,817,177 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.85 % Hugely higher market share.
+294%
0.47 %
Value
Value For Money
93.9 % Slightly better value.
+6%
88.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
164 % Much more popular.
+53%
107 %
Price
Price (score)
$340 +4% $355
Age
Newest
12 Months 4 Months Much more recent.
+67%
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
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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