IntelBX80623I52500K
$246
AMDYD1200BBAEBOX
 $246 

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 229,536 user samples
151,490 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
78,046 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 472nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.1 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
62.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+30%
67.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
94.9 Pts +5% 90.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
177 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
352 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
328 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
355 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
334 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+25%
76.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
109 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
217 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
423 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
427 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,497,616 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % Much higher market share.
+54%
0.13 %
Value
Value For Money
76.6 % 78.6 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % More popular.
+18%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$246 $118 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
128 Months 49 Months Much more recent.
+62%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.1 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+9%
426 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
356 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+6%
337 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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