IntelBX80673I99980X
AMD100-100000031BOX

18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 100,524 user samples
722 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 133%
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99,802 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % 88.8 % +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 131 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 258 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts 496 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
971 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
813 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
271 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts +2% 541 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1112 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
880 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,639,003 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 3.33 % Insanely higher market share.
+33,200%
Value
Value For Money
59.2 % 98.6 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 160 % Hugely more popular.
+167%
Price
Price (score)
$1,122 $190 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Age
Newest
12+ Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+58%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3322 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+193%
1132 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2820 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+168%
1051 Pts
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The new i9-9980XE is pretty much a rebrand of the 7980XE. Comparing the 7980XE to its twin, the 9980XE shows a 5% performance bump. Not so much considering you will have to pay another 2,000 $. With 18 cores and 36 threads, this thing seems identical. The only thing they changed is they went from 2.60 GHz base clock to 3.00 GHz. The thing is, the turbo clock is almost the same. In fact, using Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency it's just a 100 MHz difference. So is the 9980XE actually a very similar but different CPU, or is it a slightly overclocked i9-7980XE? Apparently, the base clock is the only thing that's changed. But it's probably just a i9-7980XE but overclocked out of the factory. We will have to see as more information comes out about this ''rebrand'' of the 7980XE. [Jul '19 CrylicArk]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new X570 chipset, they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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