AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
IntelBX80662I76700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 348,951 user samples
128,495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
220,456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.3 % 88 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 126 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts 427 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
850 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+28%
666 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts 518 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
977 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+28%
765 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,874,999 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.47 % 1.87 % Higher market share.
+27%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Better value.
+18%
87.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
145 % Much more popular.
+69%
86 %
Price
Price (score)
$150 Much cheaper.
+50%
$299
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+50%
40 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
111 Pts 139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
436 Pts 506 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
474 Pts 544 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
946 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+36%
698 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
984 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+21%
811 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 530
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