IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Broadwell-E (2016)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 57,874 user samples
9,232 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
48,642 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
85.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
474 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
397 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
940 Pts 1126 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
543 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
464 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1067 Pts 1325 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 8,845,010 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
Value
Value For Money
85.3 % 95.8 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 112 % Much more popular.
+78%
Price
Price (score)
$402 $215 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
23 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+39%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
113 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
144 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
121 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
516 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
447 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
572 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+18%
483 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
984 Pts 1282 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1137 Pts 1328 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E (2016) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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