IntelBX80646I34130
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 159,807 user samples
21,661 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 340th / 1165
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
138,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1165
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.7 % 99.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+92%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
90.6 Pts 119 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+31%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts 463 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+95%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
245 Pts 1287 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+425%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 126 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 494 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+86%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts 1393 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+422%
Market Share
Based on 18,471,146 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 2.56 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,729%
Value
Value For Money
65.6 % 110 % Much better value.
+68%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 144 % Hugely more popular.
+157%
Price
Price (score)
$154 Cheaper.
+30%
$220
Age
Newest
70 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+49%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+26%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
99.9 Pts 122 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+22%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
102 Pts 131 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
252 Pts 476 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+89%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
270 Pts 515 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+91%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
252 Pts 1350 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+436%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
270 Pts 1403 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+420%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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