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6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.0GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,308 user samples
5,683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
19,625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.4 % +1% 83.4 % -1%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
102 Pts -7%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
380 Pts -5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
906 Pts -25% 1128 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+25%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts +3% 116 Pts -3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts +1% 464 Pts -1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1010 Pts -30% 1316 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+30%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,773 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % -29% 1.5 % Higher market share.
+29%
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % Slightly better value.
+10%
85.8 % -10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % -36% 129 % Much more popular.
+36%
Price
Price (score)
$215 Cheaper.
+20%
$270 -20%
Age
Newest
5 Months More recent.
+17%
6 Months -17%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -32% 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores -33% 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads -33% 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz -20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
116 Pts +3% 113 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts +2% 120 Pts -2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
455 Pts +1% 450 Pts -1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
481 Pts +0% 480 Pts -0%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
995 Pts -30% 1294 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1012 Pts -30% 1317 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+30%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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