IntelBX80684I99900K
AMD100-100000023BOX

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

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12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 158,912 user samples
123,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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35,375 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
94.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
138 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
273 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
531 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts +2% 1040 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
146 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
289 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
566 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
1106 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,128,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.48 % Much higher market share.
+53%
0.97 %
Value
Value For Money
85.4 % +4% 82.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
164 % Much more popular.
+36%
121 %
Price
Price (score)
$498 $465 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
15 Months 6 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 24 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1661 Pts 2302 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+39%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1509 Pts 2125 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+41%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which raises the bar for 64-core processing on desktop CPUs. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and it is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a very reasonable launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s 8-core, 16 thread i9-9900K is available for $479 USD (and requires a cooler: $30+ USD). Benchmarks illustrate that the overclocked 3900X leads by a whopping 41% for 64-core processing but that the 9900K maintains a 10% lead for gaming, desktop and other sub octa-core tasks. The 3900 memory controller is significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations and shows a better write throughput than the lower spec 3000 models, but it still shows relatively high latency which can impact gaming. In terms of 64-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming (Q4, 2019) 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD). The Ryzen 9 3900X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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