AMD100-100000031BOX
AMD100-1000000050
$140

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

 $140 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 972,048 user samples
955,105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
16,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 114th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.5 % +0% 83.2 %
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
14 % BFV 8%, SotTR 20%, MetroEx 6%, Divis2 20%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
77.7 Pts +4% 74.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts +2% 128 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts +1% 254 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
480 Pts 494 Pts +3%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
798 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
713 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
86.2 Pts +5% 82.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +2% 133 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts +3% 265 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts +1% 528 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
875 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
788 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,909,083 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,830%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
87.2 % 100 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Much more popular.
+64%
56 %
Price
Price (score)
$237 $140 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
24 Months 21 Months More recent.
+12%
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
1123 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+43%
788 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+45%
720 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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