AMD100-100000031BOX
$200
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
 $200 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,388 user samples
4 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
73,384 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
92.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
448 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1063 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+10%
962 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
124 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
483 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1105 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+8%
1024 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,689,154 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.76 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
121 % Slightly better value.
+8%
113 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % 106 % Much more popular.
+41%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $174 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
13 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.
+42%
12 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
119 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
128 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
493 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
466 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
587 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
503 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1044 Pts +5% 999 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1089 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
1032 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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