IntelBX80646I34160
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 140,680 user samples
22,655 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 320th / 1165
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
118,025 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1165
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.7 % 85.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
93.8 Pts 102 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts 398 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+62%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 1122 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+337%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 115 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 458 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+64%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 1303 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+360%
Market Share
Based on 18,444,429 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 0.91 % Hugely higher market share.
+435%
Value
Value For Money
74.9 % 94.9 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 120 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+45%
$220
Age
Newest
58 Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+52%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts More energy efficient.
+17%
65 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 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
106 Pts 110 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
107 Pts 120 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
266 Pts 439 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+65%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
286 Pts 477 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+67%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
267 Pts 1259 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+372%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
286 Pts 1313 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+359%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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