IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,909 user samples
29,529 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 27,651,556 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 967
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
4,380 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 967
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.9 % -20% 85 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts -9% 110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
348 Pts -16% 402 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts -84% 922 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+84%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 0% 120 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts -4% 470 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts -67% 1014 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+67%
Market Share
Based on 4,673,269 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.73 % Slightly higher market share.
+12%
0.65 % -12%
Value
Value For Money
72.1 % -29% 93 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % -28% 91 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$279 -18% $230 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
79 Months -95% 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+95%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 0% 95 Watts 0%
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 -6% 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz -5% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts +3% 116 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts -2% 123 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
449 Pts -2% 457 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
456 Pts -7% 486 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
591 Pts -69% 997 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+69%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
608 Pts -67% 1015 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+67%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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