IntelBX80623I52500K
$246
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX
 $246 

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.3GHz Sandy Bridge (2011)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 100,865 user samples
57,301 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.45 GHz
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
43,564 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.8 % 85.9 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.7 Pts 102 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
371 Pts 401 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts 1127 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+198%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts +3% 117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts +3% 464 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
480 Pts 1323 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+176%
Market Share
Based on 8,436,451 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.65 % 1.09 % Much higher market share.
+68%
Value
Value For Money
76.5 % 92.7 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % 107 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$246 $238 +3%
Age
Newest
87 Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+8%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
122 Pts +1% 121 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
480 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
446 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
480 Pts 483 Pts +1%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
482 Pts 1284 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+166%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
483 Pts 1329 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+175%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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