CPU i7-6700k vs R7 1800x

One438

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Is it true that the 6700k is the same performance compared to the 1800x? I find it very surprising
 

blubblob

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For that to be true the numbers you are looking at would have to be heavily Single Core focused.
The 1800x is maybe 10% slower core for core. But it has 4 extra cores, so an application utilizing core 5-8 effectively would perform much better.
 

One438

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For that to be true the numbers you are looking at would have to be heavily Single Core focused.
The 1800x is maybe 10% slower core for core. But it has 4 extra cores, so an application utilizing core 5-8 effectively would perform much better.
Ah, that makes sense, especially because the 6700k has a higher clock speed. I got this info off of userbenchmark, are their CPU benchmarks only single core tests?
 

blubblob

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I've looked into what userbenchmark does and it seems like the overall score is pretty much useless to compare CPUs with a vastly different core count. It even says so in the description that the score favours single- over multi-core performance.

Further down all benchmarks are split between SC (single-core), QC (quad-core) and MC (multi-core) results. The quad-core section seems a bit arbitrary, as most applications I know of either scale very well up to 8 cores or already taper off after 2. But it's just the number of cores the 6700k has, so it can shine in that category too.
 
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