IntelBX80684I79700K
AMD100-100000023BOX

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

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12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,110 user samples
53,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
7,210 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.3 % +4% 95.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
270 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts +4% 535 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts 1045 Pts +0%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts 2120 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+100%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
143 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
284 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
558 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1190 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
1097 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1191 Pts 2290 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+92%
Market Share
Based on 19,437,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % 1.09 % Higher market share.
+17%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % Slightly better value.
+15%
81.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % Much more popular.
+34%
94 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 Much cheaper.
+30%
$500
Age
Newest
10 Months 1 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.6 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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