IntelBX80601950
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.07GHz, Nehalem.
Release date: Q1 2009.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.5GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,894 user samples
15,268 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 306th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
106,626 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 371st / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
52.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
46.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.1 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
67.6 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
229 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
368 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+18%
311 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
90.4 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
78.6 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
277 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+17%
381 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,956,951 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 1.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+415%
Value
Value For Money
53.7 % 87.3 % Much better value.
+63%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 67 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$271 $55 Much cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
114 Months 71 Months Much more recent.
+38%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+27%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
45 nm 32 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.07 GHz 3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.33 GHz 4.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+23%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
86.9 Pts +3% 84 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
94.3 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
73.9 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
303 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
288 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
324 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+28%
253 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
422 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
391 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
462 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
336 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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