IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelAW8063801208001

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.6GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 164,626 user samples
128,273 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
36,353 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 46% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 27% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 27% Great: 46%
SPEED RANK: 513th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+147%
40.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+93%
74.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+122%
129 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+197%
190 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+449%
193 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+79%
86.6 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+99%
155 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
616 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+188%
214 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1196 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+459%
214 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,715,049 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.67 % Hugely higher market share.
+944%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % Hugely better value.
+96%
43.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Hugely more popular.
+164%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$475 $207 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
83 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 35 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+63%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+38%
2.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+56%
3.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1657 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+674%
214 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1505 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+672%
195 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Ivy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCBGA1023
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'13
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 $225.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 1

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