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6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,430 user samples
67,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 291st / 980
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
14,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
48.1 % -84% 88.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+84%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
69.6 Pts -54% 107 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+54%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts -72% 407 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+72%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts -272% 1192 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+272%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
82.1 Pts -41% 116 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+41%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
289 Pts -60% 463 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+60%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
399 Pts -232% 1325 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+232%
Market Share
Based on 5,936,991 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.23 % Hugely higher market share.
+89%
0.65 % -89%
Value
Value For Money
82.2 % -13% 92.5 % Slightly better value.
+13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % -30% 99 % Much more popular.
+30%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+73%
$260 -73%
Age
Newest
61 Months -87% 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 0% 95 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores -33% 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads -167% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm -56% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +3% 3.4 GHz -3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.8 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
89 Pts -26% 112 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+26%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
76.7 Pts -58% 121 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+58%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
307 Pts -45% 445 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+45%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
264 Pts -82% 481 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+82%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
405 Pts -217% 1282 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+217%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
351 Pts -279% 1330 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+279%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver (2012) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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