IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX80684I39100F

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
244 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+5%
232 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps +3% 105 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +1% 137 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
141 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+21%
117 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
154 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+21%
127 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 133,380 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%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
9,843 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
79.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
121 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
238 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
447 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+135%
452 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
494 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+146%
492 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,104,585 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.49 % Hugely higher market share.
+255%
0.42 %
Value
Value For Money
85.4 % 112 % Much better value.
+32%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
164 % 167 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$498 $80 Hugely cheaper.
+84%
Age
Newest
15 Months 9 Months Much more recent.
+40%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
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
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1661 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+235%
496 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1509 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+231%
456 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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