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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 210,478 user samples
140,440 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 334th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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: 477th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.7 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
66.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
73.1 Pts +2% 71.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
215 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
192 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
400 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
329 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
646 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
503 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
80.7 Pts +2% 79.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
114 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
239 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
222 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
461 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
381 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
725 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
574 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,075,370 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
Value
Value For Money
91.8 % Better value.
+13%
81.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % More popular.
+11%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$125 +5% $131
Age
Newest
86 Months 86 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
917 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+57%
584 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
834 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+60%
521 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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