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 36,588 user samples
29,677 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Poor: 55% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 971
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
6,911 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 971
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.2 % -30% 91 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts -10% 111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
342 Pts -21% 413 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
499 Pts -151% 1250 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+151%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts +1% 120 Pts -1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts -8% 476 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts -121% 1353 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+121%
Market Share
Based on 5,137,903 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % Much higher market share.
+61%
0.41 % -61%
Value
Value For Money
61.7 % -33% 82.4 % Much better value.
+33%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % -37% 97 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$410 -7% $380 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
80 Months -92% 6 Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
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
121 Pts +4% 116 Pts -4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -2% 123 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
441 Pts -5% 461 Pts +5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
446 Pts -10% 490 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
591 Pts -126% 1333 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+126%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
610 Pts -122% 1355 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+122%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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