AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen+ (2018)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,797 user samples
16 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1083
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
73,781 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1083
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.8 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
81.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
395 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
971 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+13%
858 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
459 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+8%
987 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,394,934 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 1.98 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,880%
Value
Value For Money
104 % +4% 99.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 133 % Hugely more popular.
+122%
Price
Price (score)
$230 $170 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
12 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
472 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+7%
441 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
476 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1035 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
957 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1072 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
990 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ (2018) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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