IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.4GHz Sandy Bridge (2011)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,060 user samples
26,530 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 99th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
25,530 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.2 % -11% 79.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 0% 102 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
348 Pts -8% 376 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts -70% 857 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+70%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
114 Pts -6%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts -2% 448 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts -59% 974 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+59%
Market Share
Based on 5,469,869 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % -245% 2.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+245%
Value
Value For Money
62.6 % -47% 92.2 % Much better value.
+47%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % -62% 115 % Much more popular.
+62%
Price
Price (score)
$410 -52% $195 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
81 Months -93% 6 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -32% 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -50% 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm -56% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.2 GHz -6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz -6%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
109 Pts -10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts +2% 119 Pts -2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
441 Pts +2% 433 Pts -2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
444 Pts -5% 466 Pts +5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
596 Pts -58% 942 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+58%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
612 Pts -59% 973 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+59%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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