IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 91,013 user samples
56,788 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Poor: 55% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 148th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
34,225 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.3 % 88.4 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.7 Pts 105 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts 412 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts 1164 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+134%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +3% 116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 461 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts 1315 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 10,976,739 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % Slightly higher market share.
+6%
0.49 %
Value
Value For Money
63.1 % 98.3 % Much better value.
+56%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 107 % Much more popular.
+60%
Price
Price (score)
$375 $220 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
92 Months 18 Months Hugely more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 121 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
435 Pts 444 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
436 Pts 483 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
586 Pts 1271 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+117%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
602 Pts 1327 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+120%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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