AMD100-100000031BOX
$200
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF
 $200 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,306 user samples
6 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
65,300 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
86.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
418 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1073 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+19%
904 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
541 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1113 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
1005 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,945,433 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.57 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
122 % Slightly better value.
+9%
112 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 118 % Much more popular.
+46%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $146 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
26 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+20%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
500 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+11%
452 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
591 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+21%
489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1044 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+7%
978 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1089 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+7%
1014 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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