IntelBX80673I99980X
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 74,051 user samples
729 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%
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Workstation
Workstation 133%
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73,322 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % 93.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 270 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts 521 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
972 Pts +2% 950 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts +3% 141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts +2% 281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
554 Pts +1% 550 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1113 Pts +5% 1063 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 2.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+24,700%
Value
Value For Money
52 % 90.3 % Much better value.
+74%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 147 % Hugely more popular.
+145%
Price
Price (score)
$1,799 $310 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Age
Newest
12+ Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+58%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3325 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+122%
1500 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2823 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+98%
1424 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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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The $329 USD 3700X has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The 3700X only has a small real world gaming advantage over the entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X 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. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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