18 Cores, 36 Threads @2.60 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

32 Cores, 64 Threads.
Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,311 user samples
4,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 245th / 1459
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 103%
3,658 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 264th / 1459
Gaming 79%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 127%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.1 % +2% 78.9 %
Avg. Memory Latency
77.3 Pts +1% 76.6 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
119 Pts +3% 116 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
235 Pts +3% 229 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
444 Pts +2% 435 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
875 Pts +4% 838 Pts
OC Memory Latency
91.4 Pts +1% 90.1 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
140 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
129 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
276 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
253 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
546 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
491 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1094 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
956 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,245,744 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
Value For Money
58 % 59.2 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 63 % More popular.
Price (score)
$900 $790 Cheaper.
81+ Months 71+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
3292 Pts 4952 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2570 Pts 4133 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.

Even though it may be the most powerful CPU in the market, it's not worth it for gaming―unless you want to stream and video render. This CPU will dominate any workstation load, but its single-core performance is much slower than an i7-8700k, i5-8600k, and i3-8350k. So, in a nutshell, this CPU is only meant for hardcore streaming and workstation computers. [Jun '18 specify_cs]


cool [Jan '19 superzen]


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