IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 185,877 user samples
77,018 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
108,859 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
78.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
116 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+25%
229 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
442 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+44%
726 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1495 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+58%
949 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1212 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+51%
802 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1663 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+63%
1022 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,161,276 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % 1.32 % Higher market share.
+17%
Value
Value For Money
85.3 % 93.2 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
121 % 131 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$495 $149 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+38%
16 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 Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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