IntelBX80684I99900K
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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.0GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 138,258 user samples
114,408 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
23,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 14% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 14% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 533rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+154%
39.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+128%
63.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+139%
119 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+175%
204 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+269%
284 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+106%
75.3 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+112%
146 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
617 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+129%
269 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1195 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+239%
352 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,403,968 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,364%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % Hugely better value.
+101%
42.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % Hugely more popular.
+172%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$472 $199 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
107 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+80%
2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+72%
2.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1667 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+371%
354 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1509 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+426%
287 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCPGA988
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'11
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 21.3 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998)
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 Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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