IntelBX80557E6550
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

2 Cores, 2 Threads
@2.33GHz Core (2006)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,730 user samples
1,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 18% Base clock 2.35 GHz
Worst Bench: 12% Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 12% Great: 18%
SPEED RANK: 767th / 945
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
33,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 5.15 GHz
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 247th / 945
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
16.5 % -208% 50.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+208%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
33.9 Pts -109% 70.7 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+109%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
64.3 Pts -270% 238 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+270%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
67.1 Pts -383% 324 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+383%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
36.9 Pts -125% 83 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+125%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
73.7 Pts -299% 294 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+299%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
74.3 Pts -442% 403 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+442%
Market Share
Based on 2,896,108 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % -1,500% 1.6 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,500%
Value
Value For Money
32.2 % -147% 79.7 % Hugely better value.
+147%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % -28% 64 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$49 Much cheaper.
+44%
$88 -44%
Age
Newest
113 Months -54% 52 Months Much more recent.
+54%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts -32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores -200% 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads -200% 6 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
65 nm -51% 32 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+51%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.33 GHz -50% 3.5 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+50%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.33 GHz -76% 4.1 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+76%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
57.9 Pts -54% 89.3 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+54%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
27 Pts -186% 77.2 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+186%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
116 Pts -167% 310 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+167%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
53.8 Pts -393% 265 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+393%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
117 Pts -250% 409 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+250%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
54.4 Pts -551% 354 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+551%
Series
CPU Architecture
Core (2006) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA775 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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