AMD100-100000031BOX
AMD100-1000000050
$140

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q4 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 322,175 user samples
319,281 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
2,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 91st / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85 % +1% 83.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.5 Pts +5% 75.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts +2% 128 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts +2% 253 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts 496 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
802 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
716 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.3 Pts +4% 84.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +2% 133 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts +2% 265 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts +1% 529 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
883 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
785 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,113,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
5.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,664%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
97.8 % 101 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
199 % Hugely more popular.
+211%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$167 $140 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
11 Months 8 Months More recent.
+27%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +2% 4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1133 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+45%
781 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+46%
719 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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