AMDYD160XBCAEWOF
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 147,364 user samples
56,013 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
91,351 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % 99.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 119 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 466 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
915 Pts 1302 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+42%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts 495 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1007 Pts 1393 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 15,638,131 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % 2.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+277%
Value
Value For Money
111 % Slightly better value.
+9%
101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
115 % 117 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$153 Much cheaper.
+45%
$280
Age
Newest
23 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+52%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 122 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts 478 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
491 Pts 516 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
974 Pts 1353 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+39%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1015 Pts 1404 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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