IntelBX80684I99900KF
AMD100-100000031BOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.60 GHz, 95 W.
Release date ≈ Q2 2019.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+28%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,122,904 user samples
50,265 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
1,072,639 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 210th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.8 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
83.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+22%
76.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
133 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
282 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
259 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
550 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+14%
483 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
981 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+24%
792 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
87.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
153 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
305 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
605 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
546 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1114 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
869 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,279,723 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % 1.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+458%
Value
Value For Money
101 % 119 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 93 % Much more popular.
+69%
Price
Price (score)
$247 $76 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
63+ Months 60 Months +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1594 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
1091 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1457 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+46%
999 Pts
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