Intel
IntelBX80684I99900K

2 Cores, @2.33 GHz, Merom.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,826 user samples
410 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 13% Base clock 2.85 GHz
Worst Bench: 5% Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 5% Great: 13%
SPEED RANK: 1008th / 1183
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
77,416 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1183
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
11.1 % 101 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+803%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
32.8 Pts 145 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+342%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
62.1 Pts 287 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+362%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
62.8 Pts 566 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+801%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
64 Pts 1053 Pts Insanely faster octa-core speed.
+1,545%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
64.8 Pts 1495 Pts Insanely faster 64-core speed.
+2,207%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
37.7 Pts 155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+311%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
74.7 Pts 309 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+314%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
75 Pts 618 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+724%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
75.2 Pts 1206 Pts Insanely faster OC octa-core speed.
+1,504%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
75.2 Pts 1649 Pts Insanely faster OC 64-core speed.
+2,093%
Market Share
Based on 20,914,721 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.02 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
15.2 % 87.4 % Hugely better value.
+475%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
49 % 136 % Hugely more popular.
+178%
Price
Price (score)
$90 Hugely cheaper.
+81%
$465
Age
Newest
69+ Months 11 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'07 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
4 MB L2 16 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
65 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $488.00 - $499.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
667 MHz FSB 8 GT/s DMI3
Package Size
Package Size
35mm x 35mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Idle States
Idle States
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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