IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,431 user samples
33,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
7,742 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.7 % -32% 92 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts -11% 111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
340 Pts -24% 423 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts -148% 1235 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+148%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 0% 119 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts -6% 472 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts -120% 1346 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+120%
Market Share
Based on 5,966,371 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % Hugely higher market share.
+108%
0.37 % -108%
Value
Value For Money
82.8 % -8% 89 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % -35% 97 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$184 Much cheaper.
+42%
$318 -42%
Age
Newest
82 Months -90% 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 0% 95 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -100% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
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
119 Pts +3% 115 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -3% 124 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
442 Pts -3% 456 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
451 Pts -9% 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
591 Pts -121% 1306 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+121%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts -123% 1355 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+123%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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