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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 152,960 user samples
41,776 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
111,184 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 378th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+85%
46.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+59%
68 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
414 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+82%
227 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
904 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+191%
311 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+51%
78 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+68%
279 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1005 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+162%
384 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,131,818 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % 0.64 % Higher market share.
+25%
Value
Value For Money
108 % Better value.
+24%
86.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
110 % Much more popular.
+62%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 $55 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+74%
73 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.1 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
83.7 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+68%
73.4 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
451 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+57%
288 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
490 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+95%
251 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
974 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+148%
393 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1017 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+202%
337 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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