IntelBX80662I76700K
AMDYD195XA8AEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 217,928 user samples
212,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
5,275 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 166%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.1 % 107 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 431 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts 2291 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+243%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
471 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
759 Pts 2644 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+248%
Market Share
Based on 10,354,448 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.85 % Hugely higher market share.
+874%
0.19 %
Value
Value For Money
86.4 % Slightly better value.
+13%
76.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % 88 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$307 Much cheaper.
+57%
$710
Age
Newest
36 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+67%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+49%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+19%
116 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+18%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
502 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+11%
452 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
534 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
492 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
701 Pts 2569 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+266%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
802 Pts 2679 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+234%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 TR4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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