IntelBX8071512900K
AMD100-100000031BOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 684,296 user samples
45,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 140%
UFO
639,295 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 196th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
116 % Much faster effective speed.
+49%
78 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
75.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+75%
119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+76%
232 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
800 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+85%
433 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1533 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+102%
759 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
84.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+73%
129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+72%
254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+75%
492 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1674 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+98%
844 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,487,627 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % 1.54 % Higher market share.
+28%
Value
Value For Money
94.9 % +1% 94.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 93 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$575 $139 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+74%
38 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3185 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+186%
1114 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2940 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+196%
993 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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Intel’s 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good 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. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2022 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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