AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 28,645 user samples
13,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
15,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.1 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
74.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
104 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
364 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
959 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+63%
590 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
114 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
430 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1029 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+59%
648 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,539,232 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % Hugely higher market share.
+179%
0.29 %
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+7%
101 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 92 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$190 $130 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
5 Months Much more recent.
+72%
18 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
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+8%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
468 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+14%
409 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
503 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+13%
444 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1002 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+59%
629 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1035 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+58%
655 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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