IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 194,889 user samples
38,551 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO
156,338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
120 % Much faster effective speed.
+48%
81.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+42%
102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+44%
393 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1505 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+76%
853 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
460 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1657 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+67%
990 Pts
Market Share
Based on 16,365,793 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.87 % Much higher market share.
+34%
1.4 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % 115 % Slightly better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % 143 % Hugely more popular.
+91%
Price
Price (score)
$474 $115 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+75%
24 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+39%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
161 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+34%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
601 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+36%
441 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
638 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+33%
480 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1502 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+56%
960 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1769 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+77%
999 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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Intel’s new consumer flagship CPU for 2018 is the i9-9900K, an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Intel core desktop processor. It is based on the third round of optimization of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which in this iteration, yields more cores. This is a retort to AMD’s 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 processors that launched in Q2 2018, to fill the gap before Intel releases it’s 10nm Cannon Lake based CPUs in, perhaps, late 2019. In direct proportion to the increased number of cores, average multi-core benchmarks are around 33% higher on the 8 core 9900K than the previous generation 6 core 8700K. The i9-9900K has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, ramping up to an all-core turbo boost frequency of 4.7 GHz and a single-core turbo boost speed of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD graphics 630. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset from Intel, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the Z370 chipset. This premium CPU is expected to retail at $500, which compares to around $300 for the 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X. Although the 9900K has around a 16% effective speed advantage over the 2700X, the Ryzen 2700X offers better value for money for most users. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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