IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 190,858 user samples
114,408 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
76,450 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 102nd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
72.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+36%
209 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
412 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+37%
766 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
617 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+34%
461 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1195 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
889 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,396,970 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+335%
0.37 %
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % +1% 84.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % More popular.
+30%
122 %
Price
Price (score)
$472 $160 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+61%
33 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+32%
3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1667 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+28%
1304 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1509 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+30%
1161 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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