IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80662I36100

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.7GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,220 user samples
61,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
59,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 1 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 51%
SPEED RANK: 317th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+118%
45.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
104 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+56%
182 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+105%
273 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1041 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+273%
279 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+277%
281 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+37%
114 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+45%
215 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+100%
309 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1181 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+281%
310 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1189 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+281%
312 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,308,652 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % Hugely higher market share.
+158%
0.31 %
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % Much better value.
+58%
58.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
140 % Hugely more popular.
+119%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $110 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+77%
47 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 47 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+51%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+32%
3.7 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $117.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.05 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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