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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 247,535 user samples
174,011 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
73,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
74.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
215 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
417 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
858 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+24%
694 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1288 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
909 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts +5% 467 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
953 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+22%
778 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1387 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
1002 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,452,676 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.87 % Hugely higher market share.
+307%
0.46 %
Value
Value For Money
86.3 % 90 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
128 % More popular.
+25%
102 %
Price
Price (score)
$235 $137 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+43%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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