AMD100-100000065BOX
$300
AMD100-100000031BOX
 $300 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 584,825 user samples
5,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
579,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.2 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
84.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+12%
78.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
256 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
569 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
480 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
933 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
800 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
87.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
539 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1000 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
876 Pts
Market Share
Based on 35,899,524 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.96 % 4.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+383%
Value
Value For Money
95.1 % Slightly better value.
+7%
88.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
198 % 202 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$300 $228 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1293 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
1138 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1203 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+15%
1045 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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