IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.5GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 303,098 user samples
128,273 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
174,825 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 50%
SPEED RANK: 483rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+138%
42 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+115%
67.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+129%
125 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+154%
222 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+258%
296 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+100%
77.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+107%
149 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
616 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+127%
271 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1196 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+224%
369 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,715,049 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.67 % Hugely higher market share.
+161%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % Much better value.
+50%
57.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Hugely more popular.
+144%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$475 $90 Hugely cheaper.
+81%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
86 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1657 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+345%
372 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1505 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+400%
301 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 CPUPro]

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