IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX80673I97960X

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

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16 Cores, 32 Threads @2.80 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 90,198 user samples
89,019 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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1,179 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
86.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
124 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
246 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
484 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1059 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
963 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1500 Pts 2465 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+64%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
145 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
286 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
572 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1209 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
1150 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1656 Pts 3013 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+82%
Market Share
Based on 21,112,136 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
88 % Much better value.
+62%
54.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
142 % Hugely more popular.
+125%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$455 Much cheaper.
+70%
$1,499
Age
Newest
12 Months Much more recent.
+50%
24+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q3'17
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 22 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 $1684.00 - $1699.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2017X
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 44

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