AMD100-100000065BOX
AMD
$110
 $110 

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Bulldozer.
Release date: Q4 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 415,891 user samples
383,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
32,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 754th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+87%
51.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+10%
76.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
162 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+191%
55.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
315 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+218%
99.2 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
580 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+279%
153 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
883 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+459%
158 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
84.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
172 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+159%
66.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
342 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+176%
124 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
667 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+249%
191 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
989 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+415%
192 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,313,652 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+15,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
113 % Much better value.
+70%
66.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
94 % Hugely more popular.
+81%
52 %
Price
Price (score)
$154 $110 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
39 Months Much more recent.
+74%
148 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+78%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1160 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+495%
195 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1055 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+564%
159 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Bulldozer
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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