4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.07GHz Nehalem (2007)

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,666 user samples
10,626 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 980
Gaming 54%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
67,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 291st / 980
Gaming 48%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
54 % Slightly faster effective speed.
48.1 % -12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
77.5 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
69.6 Pts -11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
236 Pts -12%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
320 Pts -18%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
95.4 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
82.1 Pts -16%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
331 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
289 Pts -15%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
399 Pts -20%
Market Share
Based on 5,943,008 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % -408% 1.27 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
49.3 % -67% 82.2 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -24% 77 % More popular.
Price (score)
$370 -81% $70 Hugely cheaper.
104 Months -41% 61 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts -27% 95 Watts More energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
6 threads -33%
Manufacturing process
45 nm -29% 32 nm Newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.07 GHz -14% 3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.33 GHz -23% 4.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
93.4 Pts +5% 89 Pts -5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
98.5 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
76.7 Pts -28%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
321 Pts +5% 307 Pts -5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
343 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
264 Pts -30%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
447 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
405 Pts -10%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
495 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
351 Pts -41%
CPU Architecture
Nehalem (2007) Piledriver (2012)
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM3+
Integrated Graphics
None None

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