IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 252,893 user samples
77,416 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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175,477 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
81.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
234 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
459 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1053 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+24%
848 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1495 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+17%
1276 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
489 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1206 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
954 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1649 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+20%
1376 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,952,371 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.98 % 1.84 % Hugely higher market share.
+88%
Value
Value For Money
87.3 % 90.1 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
136 % More popular.
+17%
116 %
Price
Price (score)
$468 $195 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+35%
17 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
4.3 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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