AMDAD860KXBJASBX
AMD100-100000065BOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.7GHz, Steamroller.
Release date: Q3 2014.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 413,307 user samples
29,887 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 930th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
383,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 114th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
45.4 % 95.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+111%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
61.7 Pts 84 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+36%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
62.3 Pts 162 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+160%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
112 Pts 315 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+181%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
170 Pts 580 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+241%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
174 Pts 883 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+407%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
76.1 Pts 93.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+23%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
70.1 Pts 172 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+145%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
131 Pts 342 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+161%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
205 Pts 667 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+225%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
204 Pts 989 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+385%
Market Share
Based on 68,075,370 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.22 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
72.3 % 121 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 94 % Much more popular.
+74%
Price
Price (score)
$51 Much cheaper.
+57%
$120
Age
Newest
118 Months 43 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
28 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+75%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
204 Pts 1160 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+469%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
175 Pts 1055 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+503%
Series
CPU Architecture
Steamroller Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FM2+ AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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