IntelBX80623I72600K
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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,618 user samples
55,866 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
31,752 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.3 % 85.9 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.2 Pts 108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts 414 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 902 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+82%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts +3% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 468 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
616 Pts 1005 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+63%
Market Share
Based on 9,844,806 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % 0.6 %
Value
Value For Money
62.2 % 102 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 108 % Much more popular.
+69%
Price
Price (score)
$375 $185 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
90 Months 15 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts 123 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
434 Pts 453 Pts +4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
438 Pts 491 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
593 Pts 974 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+64%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
613 Pts 1016 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+66%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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