AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 62,673 user samples
9,180 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
53,493 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
83.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
99.3 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
388 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
959 Pts 1097 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+14%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts +5% 460 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1023 Pts 1303 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+27%
Market Share
Based on 10,922,859 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % 0.74 % Slightly higher market share.
+9%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Slightly better value.
+10%
93.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 116 % Much more popular.
+40%
Price
Price (score)
$219 $217 +1%
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+78%
18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
466 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
441 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts +5% 479 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
996 Pts 1260 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+27%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1029 Pts 1319 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+28%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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