IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000063WOF

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 269,156 user samples
27,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
241,540 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
99.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.7 Pts 87.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
162 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
318 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
596 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1254 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
1087 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.5 Pts 94.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
170 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
340 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
793 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
659 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1388 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
1207 Pts
Market Share
Based on 53,548,638 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % 1.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+81%
Value
Value For Money
109 % Better value.
+13%
96.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
102 % More popular.
+17%
87 %
Price
Price (score)
$280 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$309
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+63%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz +4% 4.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2083 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
1784 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1873 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
1672 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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