IntelBX80684I99900K
Intel

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @2 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 144,921 user samples
111,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
33,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 22% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 22% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 512th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+151%
39.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+95%
74.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+128%
126 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+205%
185 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1052 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+454%
190 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1497 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+684%
191 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+72%
90.2 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+104%
152 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+185%
217 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1201 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+451%
218 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1654 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+662%
217 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,859,080 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+724%
0.21 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
148 % Hugely more popular.
+169%
55 %
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+80%
65+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 $393.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 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 4400
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 200 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.1 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
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 4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

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