IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX8071514700K

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

20 Cores, 28 Threads @3.4GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q4 2023.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 361,076 user samples
354,223 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
6,853 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 134% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.6 GHz (avg)
Poor bench: 125% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 125% Great: 134%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 165%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.9 % 130 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
86.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
142 Pts 230 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+62%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
281 Pts 461 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+64%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
551 Pts 920 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+67%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
981 Pts 1781 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+82%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.2 Pts +4% 93.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
153 Pts 237 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
305 Pts 472 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+55%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
604 Pts 940 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+56%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1116 Pts 1870 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+68%
Market Share
Based on 68,236,933 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+140%
0.5 %
Value
Value For Money
89.4 % 120 % Much better value.
+34%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 95 % More popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$387 $370 +4%
Age
Newest
68 Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 20 cores Hugely higher core count.
+150%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 28 threads Much higher thread count.
+75%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz 5.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1590 Pts 3891 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+145%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1451 Pts 3708 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+156%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Raptor Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 770
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