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IntelBX8071512700K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

12 Cores, 20 Threads @3.6GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 148,787 user samples
70,038 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 482nd / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
78,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 102% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
66.4 % 114 % Much faster effective speed.
+72%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
71.8 Pts 81.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
103 Pts 201 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+95%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
192 Pts 397 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+107%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
329 Pts 781 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+137%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
503 Pts 1407 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+180%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
79.5 Pts 92.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+17%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
114 Pts 212 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+86%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
222 Pts 423 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+91%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
381 Pts 841 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+121%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
574 Pts 1587 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+176%
Market Share
Based on 68,236,294 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 1.19 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,867%
Value
Value For Money
83.4 % 126 % Much better value.
+52%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 89 % Much more popular.
+46%
Price
Price (score)
$121 Much cheaper.
+36%
$190
Age
Newest
87 Months 32 Months Much more recent.
+63%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 20 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+150%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+35%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
584 Pts 2480 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+325%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
521 Pts 2271 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+336%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 770
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